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NRF Foundation Student Program | Jan. 9-12 | NYC

   

50,000 JOBSEEKERS TRAINED

$1.5 MILLION SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

100+ RETAILERS ENGAGED

As the philanthropic arm of the National Retail Federation, the NRF Foundation stands up for the value of retail jobs at all levels and help support a bigger, better pool of talent for retailers nationwide. Through education, training and experiences for everyone from high school and college students to people with barriers to employment, we help more job seekers take their first steps toward promising careers.

The NRF Foundation offers a wide variety of resources, tools and experiences to support and promote retail education, research and careers.

The latest from the NRF Foundation

Meet The List 2020

Every year, the NRF Foundation recognizes individuals making a true impact on retail on The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future. 

 
Ann-Marie Campbell in store
 
Next Generation Finalists 2020 at YouTube Space
 
2020 Next Generation Scholarship Finalists

NRF Foundation gives once-in-a-lifetime experience to scholarship finalists.

 
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RISE Up Update

To help your students compete in our ever-changing world, we have updated our curriculum and exams to match the skills required in today's job market.

Ridgewater College rises up
Hear from Ridgewater College students who have gone through the NRF Foundation's RISE Up Customer Service & Sales training
 
A trainer at Ridgewater College administers the NRF Foundaiton's RISE Up training
 
2019 Next Generation Finalists
Meet Kelsey White

Get to know Kelsey White, our 2019 Next Generation top recipient

A student getting her resume reviewed at the resume workshop at student program 2017

Events and programs

We provide unique and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that reveal first-hand the diverse career possibilities available within the retail industry. 
The Visionary 2019: Chip Bergh

Some people contemplate change, others make it happen. Chip Bergh’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation encourages us all to dream and aim bigger.

Chip’s pioneering leadership navigated Levi Strauss & Co. through an incredible transformation, seizing opportunities to grow the business, foster innovation and champion sustainability initiatives while leaning on the iconic brand’s deep heritage and values.

Chip Bergh, President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.
 

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