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In 2005, six Marriott hotels located in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Costa do Sauipe championed the set up of YCI in Brazil. Over the following years, 14 properties of seven hotel companies have become involved in the 24-week programme, which typically starts in April and ends in October each year. Over 450 students have graduated so far.
Currently, training is undertaken at properties operated by leading hotel companies in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro including Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and Marriott. Non-profit organisation Rede Cidadã coordinates local operations in São Paulo. The non-profit develops networks that support youth people in finding employment by focusing on their empowerment, active citizenship, digital inclusion and entrepreneurship.
In 2017, SOS Children’s Villages Brazil became the new non-profit partner in Rio de Janeiro and Sheraton Grand Rio joined as a new participating hotel.
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November 24, 2017
“We are very grateful to all involved in the programme, and to the young people. I encourage all of you …
August 4, 2017
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Scarlet graduated from YCI Sao Paulo in 2011. You can read about her time as a YCI studentMarch 8, 2017 Read More