work-based programming designed
for college students of color

By The Numbers

 

100,000+

Amount of jobs leaving communities of color by 2030 due to increased automation.

65%

Employers find it necessary to have work-based experience, however, students of color in Charlotte lack the social capital to gain it.

2:1

Over the last 50 years, students of color were found twice as likely to be unemployed upon graduating.

43%

College graduates are underemployed in their first job out of college.

0

With various diversity programs throughout the city, there are only six programs in Charlotte that primarily focuses on work-based learning. None of the six programs target college students of color.

21%

College students in poverty stricken families obtain a bachelor’s degree by age 24.

1 in 5

Kids who live in Mecklenburg County are under the poverty level. 35.7 percent are Hispanic and 30.7 percent are African-American.

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