Brazil

YCI Country Information

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.

Thamires, YCI Sao Paulo Brazil 2013

“I’ve learned to never give up! The road may be long, but victory is certain.” This is what Thamires said about her experience of YCI. Keen to …

YCI Rio de Janeiro, Brazil launches

“We are very grateful to all involved in the programme, and to the young people. I encourage all of you …

YCI Photo Competition 2017 – Request for submissions

“A picture paints a thousand words” The YCI Photo Competition is your opportunity to tell the story of

STR sets the benchmark on youth employment opportunities

STR, the hotel sector’s leading source of data for benchmarking and analytics, is supporting the Youth Career Initiative

Scarlet’s message for International Women’s Day 2017

Scarlet graduated from YCI Sao Paulo in 2011. You can read about her time as a YCI student

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YCI Locations in Brazil

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YCI Brazil Gallery

  • Shortlist, YCI photo competition, autumn 2014 - Category: Practical training - InterContinental Sao Paulo

  • Toast with YCI coordinators in Rio - 2014 graduation

    Toast with YCI coordinators in Rio - 2014 graduation

  • YCI graduate and cake at 2014 Sao Paulo graduation

    YCI graduate and cake at 2014 Sao Paulo graduation

  • 10th cohort YCI Sao Paulo

    10th cohort YCI Sao Paulo

  • Mr Flavio Andrade, General Manager Holiday Inn Sao Paulo

    Mr Flavio Andrade, General Manager Holiday Inn Sao Paulo

  • YCI Rio graduates with coordinators

    YCI Rio graduates with coordinators

  • Rio de Janeiro graduates with HR Director Antonella Lago and General Manager Rosana Okamoto

    Rio de Janeiro graduates with HR Director Antonella Lago and General Manager Rosana Okamoto

  • YCI Photo Competition Spring 2014 - Joint sessions category winner: Rede Cidadã/Conexão, São Paulo

  • Joint Session at Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo 2014

  • 2014 trainees of JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro

  • Computer Classes YCI Sao Paulo 2014

  • 2014 trainees of JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro

  • Cultural visit YCI Sao Paulo 2014

  • Cultural visit YCI Rio de Janeiro - downtown