• Youth Solutions

Celebrate Steelcase


The Vision

Employer partners are an important part of the work we do, connecting youth to companies and occupations they might not otherwise be exposed to. One of our new partners, Steelcase, has become a true employer champion of the youth we serve. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Steelcase maintains a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, along with social impact, including helping those who wouldn’t otherwise have access to a professional network or other opportunities.


Steelcase recently led a panel for our youth, introducing them to different careers within the company, including professionals working in manufacturing, industrial design, communications, and IT. They are planning a second event to give youth more in-depth exposure to the company and the career pathways plus they hope to find interns from the youth attending these events. We are excited about this partnership and the inspiration and opportunities it will provide our youth in helping them believe, plan, and achieve, a future beyond imagination.


Special thanks to the Steelcase employees who took the time to speak to our youth:

  • Will Maurer, Global Talent Acquisition

  • Cordell Zachery, Diversity Recruitment Specialist

  • Manufacturing – Jason Murphy

  • IT – Joginder Sahni

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Communications – Christina Downs

  • Industrial Design – Baillie Davis


For information on becoming an Employer Partner to connect our youth to career pathways, contact Elizabeth Bernhard, berharde@ouryouthsolutions.org.