Rede Cidadã: Fact Sheet

In 2002, Rede Cidadã was founded to help bridge Brazil’s widening social and economic divide. Fifteen years later, Rede Cidadã has achieved impressive results. It now delivers employability programs in 47 cities across 9 states in Brazil. Through partnering with more than 2,600 companies, 685 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and various government agencies, the organization has trained and supported more than 60,000 youth in securing decent work and/or apprenticeships. It also pursues strategies to ensure that youth who are often excluded from mainstream jobs—including juvenile offenders, LGBTQ youth, those with disabilities, and homeless youth—can benefit from its programs.