America's Work CrisisWe have a global work crisis that’s twofold.
Professional jobs are increasing faster than we can fill them, and most of us — from college interns to senior executives — feel undervalued, overworked, and uninspired.This is a deficit in skills and morale
driven by the adoption of new technology, socioeconomic inequality, and our outdated approach to education and training.We address America's work crisis
by bringing together our most resilient community
(Black youth) and our most resourced community (industry leaders) to modernize our nation's approach to student development.
Who We AreHBCU First is a student-led community
equipping Black youth with college-to-career navigation skills.As the nation's leading HBCU internship and mentoring program,
HBCU First advances the wellbeing of students at over 70 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
Black colleges — due to their track record
of graduating thriving professionals — should be the first
choice of college-bound Black youth and diverse-talent-seeking organizations.We are proud earners
of the Guidestar®
2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency.