The Door

We funded a strategic partnership between the Gap Foundation and The Door, which together sponsor This Way Ahead, a youth workforce initiative that combines The Door’s extensive experience in youth development and job training with retail-specific expertise and employment from Gap Inc. Through this program, youth participate in a four-week Basic Retail and Customer Service Training, a customized four-week TWA Boot Camp, and a four-month paid internship at a Gap Inc. store. Those who complete internships and meet objective metrics are offered employment at Gap Inc. In the first cohort, 207 (93%) youth completed internships and 143 (69%) were offered employment.

The Door