John Hogan MBA ’09 was recognized as a "Champion of Change” by the White House for being particularly innovative and effective in answering the administration’s Youth Jobs+ challenge. The Youth Jobs+ program was created as a way to engage local elected officials, along with business and community leaders, to work together to connect young people with summer and year-round job opportunities.
The Champions of Change were recognized for helping connect young people with jobs and skills, creating opportunities in communities across this country.
John Hogan is the CEO and founder of TeenForce, a San Jose–based nonprofit dedicated to solving the youth employment crisis by meeting the hiring needs of businesses. TeenForce is built on the staffing agency model and provides employers with an opportunity to hire work-ready youth ages 14 –24 while also strengthening local communities. TeenForce delivers work-readiness training, skills development, job placement services, and career mentoring to ensure youth improve life outcomes through their employment experiences. As part of its Youth Jobs+ effort, TeenForce partnered with the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce to generate 100 jobs for current and former foster youth in 2013.
Hogan also co-chairs the Opportunity Youth Partnership effort in Santa Clara County as part of a Collective Impact initiative inspired by the White House Council on Community Solutions and the Aspen Institute.