HBCU Exploratory 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 Our nation's outdated approach to preparing students for success is both an outcome, and driver of this national crisis.We believe a more holistic, diverse-student-led approach
, supported by industry leaders, is key to moving America forward — economically and socially. So in 2019, HBCU First launched the HBCU Exploratory Framework.The HBCU Exploratory Framework™ is a college success + career access model
for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
. The Framework helps Black youth (1) navigate the college-to-career journey and (2) bridge the gap between learning and doing.The HBCU Exploratory Framework™ is comprised of four student-led internship programs:
the HBCU Leadership Incubator™, HBCU Near-Peer Mentoring Program, HBCU Equity™, and HBCU Discovery™.