• Mentoring

    Primary Research

    by HBCU Students
  • Lab Research
    Primary Research
    by HBCU Students

HBCU Equity™

HBCU Equity™ is a student-led, primary research program. Our charge is to better understand the socio-academic drivers of America's Black youth.


HBCU Peer Researchers conduct career-related studies detailing the goals, priorities, and views of Black college students.


HBCU Equity aims to inform the development of programs & resources that help Black youth become Day-One-Ready professionals.

  • Leap
    Socio-Academic Drivers of Black Youth

Fall 2022 Cohort (September 11th - Nov 19th)

What's in it for you?
• Primary research know-how
• Community and networking
• Skill-building workshops
• Internship opportunities

We seek students who are:
• Curious & open-minded
• Committed to community
• Self-motivated and driven
• Coachable and consistent

Peer Researcher (Internship)

What will you do?
• Design & conduct research
• Create a research poster
• Co-author research reports
• Develop research playbook

Required proven skills:
• Organization
• Analytical
• Strategic storytelling
• Collaborative problem-solving

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

Learn more about who we are and what we believe.