The MAC Foundation Suit Up Program

The mission of the MAC Foundation's Suit Up Program is to empower young men and women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, headshot, and job readiness workforce preparation.

This program is designed to create opportunities for teens and young adults in at-risk populations in black and brown, immigrant, and refugee communities so as to inspire and feed the pipeline of future minority entrepreneurs.

We aim to reframe their vision of a future away from gang activity, violence, crimes, and drugs. This program is a pathway to helping young people envision how they can achieve a positive and prosperous life, by investing in themselves and their business ideas.

The Problems


One in 10 Iowa and Nebraska residents work multiple jobs, in comparison to the 1 in 20 nationally. The Omaha Community Foundation (2021) released data noting the large number of people working multiple jobs or underemployed, meaning they are working full-time but still living under the poverty line. In 2018, the U.S. Census reported that of the percentage of individuals in poverty, 26.1% were Black; 20.6% were Latino; and 7.3% were White, Non-Hispanic.

Pay Inequality

People of color have a median income that is $13,000 less than their white counterparts. This difference has grown by 18% since 2015. A 2018 Regional Equity Profile completed by Heartland 2050 found that even when education levels are equal, people of color earn less than white residents.

How You Can Help


  • Samuel Olumide
    The interview and CV review section has helped me bolstered my confidence in job applications. I have submitted more than 6 job applications since then. The LinkedIn workshop was very insightful as well. I have started optimizing my profile and making it visible to potential employers, and gaining valuable connections as well. I appreciate you guys for the good work. Thank you so much. 
    Samuel Olumide
  • Tyler Swain
    The MAC Foundation Suit Up Program is a great cause that's very deserving. I usually have them suit up my students every year, and it's dramatic the impact it's has on them.
    Tyler Swain

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