internX is a new initiative to match 10,000 skilled young adults, particularly African-American college students, with quality internships by the year 2020.
To address the United States’ talent crisis in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Fund II Foundation (F2F) has created internX to help companies tap talent from historically underrepresented communities as opportunities in STEM fields grow. The internX platform will match collegiate talent with intern opportunities and provide a range of tools and services to ensure they are prepared for the internships they seek. The platform also will assess and support companies as they recruit, develop, and retain talent from underserved communities, particularly the African-American student population.
Students and companies are invited to register today. Become the X factor–the America’s technology future!
Listen to this podcast series bring together thought leaders from the public and private sectors to analyze stereotypes and dispel myths concerning Black boys and men, while providing facts and best practices for those working with these often marginalized populations.
Read the latest report from the National League of Cities, The City Leader’s Compass to the MBK Landscape. The report highlights a comprehensive set of tangible steps cities can take to change systems and improve outcomes for BMoC.
Read ABFE’s latest report, Beyond Plight: Defining Pathways to Optimal Development for Black Men and Boys across the Life Course.
The observations and recommendations within Beyond Plight were based upon input from funders and practitioners who have invested resources and brain power into better outcomes for Black men and boys – some for their entire professional careers.
Read RISE for Boys and Men of Color’s publication, Advancing Culturally Responsive Evaluations for Boys and Men of Color. While BMOCs are the targets of many social programs and interventions, a dearth of high-quality culturally responsive evaluations exist on the effectiveness of various gender- and population-specific approaches for BMOCs to achieve measurable results.
Read this Huffington Post article on why philanthropy must embrace discomfort and rapid change on the road to achieving equity, and steps to move forward.
“…philanthropy isn’t always bringing the right tools to the task to solve these big problems rooted in social inequity, and sometimes our field perpetuates inequities in the communities we claim to care about. We also witnessed well-heeled investors and donors turn away from philanthropy to band together and get resources on the ground faster than our organizations ever could. And while we proudly champion equity, we were, as a field, guilty of not practicing it.”
In this blog post, Jamal Watson writes about the National Black Male Retreat at Ohio State University, now in its 12th year, that provides a rare opportunity for Black male college students to convene each year. The retreat embodies much of what is missing from the national discourse on Black males. Not enough of our so-called “experts” on Black males are listening to what young Black males have to say.
Read the Black Social Change Funders Network’s The Case for Funding Black – Led Social Change as a charge to inspire sustained commitment to strengthen and expand the infrastructure for Black-led social, institutional and political power in the U.S. It addresses three interwoven questions:
- Why focus on anti-Black racism?
- Why is it necessary to invest in Black-led social change?
- What should philanthropy do?
Explore Ford Foundation’s recaps of “America Divided,” a docu-series featuring narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice, and the political system. The recaps highlight resources and insights on the important policy and social justice issues raised in each episode.
This SSIR article encourages philanthropists who champion equality to shift from a framework that grounds giving in “charity” to “justice.” Giving should seek to break down longstanding, intentional, institutional policies that have shaped social divides in the United States and that continue to promote inequality today.
It provides seven questions that every philanthropist should consider about the inputs and outputs of their efforts