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What is Archways to Opportunity?

At McDonald’s we are committed to helping employees further their education and achieve their dreams.

To help anyone who works at a company-owned or independently franchised restaurant, we created Archways to Opportunity, a comprehensive education strategy with multiple programs that give people an opportunity to grow and learn – no matter where they are on their journey.

Whether that means helping them finish high school, earn an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree or even learn English, our approach is to provide programs that meet people where they are today so they can achieve their goals tomorrow.

Programs are available to McDonald’s employees and the employees of participating independent franchisees. Here are just a few ways Archways to Opportunity can help employees on the path to success:

  • Improve English skills
  • Earn a high school diploma
  • Work toward a college degree
  • Get help making an education plan for success

Since the launch in April 2015, we are proud to report that more than 5,000 restaurant employees in the U.S. have enrolled in the program. These numbers exceeded our expectations for the first year, and we’re aggressively working to do even more in 2016. Learn more about our progress by reading our 2016 Archways to Opportunity Progress Report.


Download the report here

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