Skees Family Foundation works to end global poverty by partnering with community-based organizations to create fulfilling jobs and build job readiness through vocational or entrepreneurial training.
Our family (about 40 members across 3 generations) believes intention matters — and that we all can change the world, one hour, one dollar at a time. We envision a world in which every global citizen has the opportunity to lead a self-determined, prosperous life. Our goal: opportunity for all.
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Where We Find Hope
Our nonprofit, social enterprise, and impact-investment partners bring fresh solutions to intergenerational poverty and socioeconomic inequality. They offer holistic services and take a respectful approach to the youth and families they serve across the U.S. and in 125 other countries.
MY JOB: Real People at Work Around the World
Check out our book project: a vivid collection of first-person stories by real characters in unique jobs across the U.S. and around the world. MY JOB is a book, a community, and a fundraiser that helps create jobs to end poverty.