DT Institute and Continuity Global Solutions Launch Workforce Development Partnership in Central America
Today, August 23rd, 2021, DT Institute, a U.S. based non-profit organization that acts both as funder and implementer, and Continuity Global Solutions, a global defense and government services contractor, announced a new corporate social responsibility partnership that will close the opportunity gap for promising young adults in Central America. A contribution from Continuity Global Solutions to DT Institute will provide lead funding for the initiative, which will be housed at DT Institute’s Prosperity for All Fund and implemented by its partner Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH), a nonprofit provider of residential, educational, and healthcare services to vulnerable youth across nine Latin America countries. Continuity’s donation will be an addition to the DT Institute Prosperity for All Fund pledge to provide $750,000 to support workforce development and entrepreneurship programs in Central America over the next five years.
“DT Institute is honored to partner with Continuity Global Solutions and Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) on this important initiative aimed at strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Central America,” said Hugh Doyle, Chief Executive Officer of DT Institute. “We are committed to working with private sector partners to reduce economic informality and advance innovative approaches to increasing economic opportunity across the region.”
The effort seeks to identify existing labor demands and provide the necessary reskilling and upskilling training to place Guatemalan and Honduran young adults ages 25-35 into open positions, with the goal of addressing unemployment and underemployment in the region. DT Institute and NPH are working to design two pilot programs, one in Guatemala and one in Honduras, which harness the expansive NPH regional network to identify employers and program participants.
Continuity’s corporate social responsibility contribution to this partnership will anchor DT Institute Prosperity for All Fund’s broader effort to coalesce support from private sector partners and philanthropists to fund workforce development and entrepreneurship programs that address Central America’s high level of economic informality and pervasive corruption.
“It is important that the private sector takes a leadership role in encouraging inclusive economic development,” said Steve Hartsuff, Continuity Global Solutions’ Chief Executive Officer. “Continuity is proud to join forces with DT Institute to pursue solutions that help pave the way for more young Guatemalans and Hondurans to pursue economic prosperity.”
About DT Institute
DT Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) which is committed to “doing development differently.” DT Institute implements complex global development programs in conflict, fragile, and closed environments. DT Institute also funds thought leadership initiatives that drive innovation and improve lives through research and evidence-based programming.
About Continuity Global Solutions
Continuity Global Solutions is a Defense and Government Services contractor headquartered in Washington, DC with a global presence in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Continuity serves the highest levels of US and foreign governments and commercial enterprises around the world. Continuity’s personnel consistently go the extra mile to provide reliable and comprehensive services to our clients regardless of the challenge.
About Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos
Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) is a child welfare nonprofit caring for disadvantaged, vulnerable, and disabled children and youth in Latin America and the Caribbean since 1954. Through programs and care facilities in Bolivia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru, NPH effects transformational improvement in the lives of children, their families, and their communities. For more information, visit www.nph.org.