INROADS stands in solidarity with our Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) brothers and sisters during such a difficult time. Hate crimes against the AAPI community increased by approximately 150 percent in 2020 and the crimes are only getting more frequent and more heinous as the days pass by. We are truly saddened by the recent Atlanta-area attacks that targeted Asian-owned businesses and killed 8 people, six being Asian women. This is only one of the many reported instances of hate crimes against the AAPI community of the past year.
We grieve with the AAPI community and vow to work every day towards our vision of a world where leaders enrich the composition and culture of business and social communities through diversity and inclusion. We will continue to use our platform to speak out against discrimination and oppression and other acts that hinder progress. Let’s all continue to stand together and fight against racism.
INROADS was founded more than 50 years ago. Inspired by the famed I Have a Dream speech, Frank Carr founded INROADS to remove career barriers to corporate opportunities for people of color. It is the largest nonprofit organization committed to leadership and career development for underrepresented talent in the world. INROADS has prepared more than 154,000 diverse leaders with pre-employment skills and graduated more than 30,000 alumni into full-time professional positions with more than 1,000 corporate partners. Currently, INROADS serves 800-1,300 interns and 200 corporate clients. Learn more at INROADS.org and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn: @INROADSInc.