Our mission is to expand access to career opportunities so that all Americans can work, learn, and earn to their full potential in a dynamic economy.


We work to expand career opportunities so that individuals Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs) can work, learn, and earn to their full potential.

Nick Pistone

I do all my own stunts.

Cheston McGuire

Sr. Communications Manager for @OpptyatWork | Former Press Secretary for @AFGENational | Virginia native | @mujschool & @CoMissourian alum

Michelle Lundberg

Michelle Lundberg is Director of Strategic Initiatives at Opportunity@Work

Byron Auguste

Hands-On Economist. @OpptyatWork Co-Founder/CEO; Fmr Deputy Director @WhiteHouse NEC; Fmr @McKinsey Director; @HopeStreetGroup Co-founder. Tweet: @byron_auguste

Latest Posts

It’s Been One Year Since the Economic Shutdown. What Have We Learned Since?

In March 2020, the pandemic changed the labor market for all — how can we change it now for STARs?

Building a Post-COVID Recovery That Works For Women STARs

As the economy slowly recovers, it’s clear the COVID recession did not affect the genders equally. The economic effects of COVID are…

Seven Funders Look to the STARs to Advance Economic Mobility and Racial Equity

$5+ million funding round demonstrates a significant commitment to workers Skilled Through Alternate Routes (STARs)

LaborX Joins Opportunity@Work

I started LaborX in 2015 with the goal of helping people without a four-year college degree get good jobs. At the time, I knew there were…

Creating Pathways to the Digital Economy for STARs with Google.org

$1.5 million in support from Google.org marks latest significant investment in the growing STARs movement

Vaccines are essential for essential STARs. Employers can help.

By Neil Lewis Jr., with the TIME’S UP Health Care Leaders and TIME’s UP Impact Lab

How Design Can Help Employers Rethink How They Hire

If you want a diverse workforce, listen to those you hope to attract

Introducing the STARs Collective

A learn-by-doing approach to remove labor market barriers, with STARs themselves.

Employers Can Write the Next Chapter In Black History By Extending Opportunity To Black STARs

Employers have a critical role to play in addressing economic inequities facing Black workers.

The Jobs of the Future Can Hold Promise for STARs

STARs have the requisite skills to fill emerging roles, if employers change the way they source, hire, and develop talent.


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