Our Mission

CareerVillage.org's mission is to democratize access to career information and advice for underrepresented youth. We do that by crowdsourcing the answers to every question from every student about every career. Together, we're building a massive open-access reference source that every online learner can access anytime, anywhere. Join our movement of over 4,000,000 learners and over 50,000 volunteers.
Our vision
8 billion people will have instant, on-demand answers to every question about every career.
Why this matters
Preparing for a career is exceptionally hard. Instant on-demand answers turns curiosity into knowledge, anxiety into determination, and paralysis into action. Most young people feel alone in their search -- with CareerVillage.org they don't have to go it alone anymore.

What makes us different

Our student-led approach and extreme scalability sets us apart.
8K
Student-Defined Career Topics
4M
Online learners served
190
Countries served
98%
Answered rate

What success looks like

We want 100% of youth to finish their education ready to start careers that will have them fulfilled and energized.

Our role in that vision is to be the universally trusted source of career information that youth can turn to, and a place where they find the encouragement they need to persist in the face of adversity. (Basically, we want to be the Wikipedia of career advice, but with more enthusiasm and personality :)

Just a few years from now, all young people in America will know that they can go to CareerVillage.org to get reliable, high-quality advice about how to become successful professionally. We'll always be "open to all", but what is really going to be game-changing is for low-opportunity youth to finally have equal access to the absolute best career information available anywhere.

Who we serve

Underrepresented youth from a wide range of backgrounds, but all of whom lack access to career advice.

The “democratizing access” in our mission statement means we exist to level the playing field. To do that, we need to help those who have the least access now. Unfortunately, there are far too many populations lacking access to career advice. Huge barriers face young people in low-income communities, young people of color trying to get into the financial services industry, young women looking to get into STEM, young Asian Americans trying to break into show business, and many other populations who are underrepresented and don’t have the access they need to have a fair shot.

Today, maybe more than ever, our youth - and in particular at-risk youth - need exposure to and guidance from leaders of industry, entrepreneurs, and professionals succeeding in the real world. CareerVillage provides that and more. After seeing it in action, it could be a game-changer.
Robert Piercey
Regional Director, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)