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HBCU Experiential Framework™

Research shows persistent socioeconomic inequality is putting America's future at risk. Our nation's outdated approach to preparing students for success is both an outcome, and driver of this national crisis.

We believe student capability building, led by our nation’s most resilient community — Black youth, is key to moving America forward. So in 2019, HBCU First launched the HBCU Experiential Framework™.

The HBCU Experiential Framework™ is a capability-building model for Black youth helping students (1) navigate the college-to-career journey and (2) bridge the learning and doing gap.

The HBCU Experiential Framework™ is driven by several student-led internship programs including: the HBCU Leadership Incubator™, HBCU Near-Peer Mentoring Program™, and HBCU Equity™.

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HBCU First's mission is to increase college success + career access for Black youth.

Increase college success + career access for Black youth.