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Generation, the first program of MSI, is working to close the skills gap and improve career prospects for the largest generation in history.

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Helene Gayle to Join McKinsey Social Initiative as Inaugural CEO

McKinsey Social Initiative (MSI) is pleased to announce that Helene Gayle will join the organization as the inaugural CEO in July 2015. She will remain at the helm of CARE, where she served as CEO and President for nearly a decade, until June. We would like to share a short statement from her about this transition.

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March 19, 2015

McKinsey Social Initiative Receives $3.2 Million from Walmart

Grant Will Enable Expansion of Generation Program into Retail Professions in the United States

Generation will expand its youth employment program into retail professions in the United States with the support of a $3.2 Million grant from Walmart Stores to McKinsey Social Initiative (MSI). Generation, the first program of MSI, will use the grant to develop a training curriculum for middle-skill retail jobs, deliver training to 650 young people in multiple U.S. cities, and perform analysis to understand the return on investment of this type of training to both retail employers and young people.

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Feb 26, 2015