THE PASSING OF AN ERA – HONORING REP. JOHN LEWIS AND C.T. VIVIAN

My heart is heavy as I witness the passing of an era. The passing of #RepJohnLewis and #CTVivian is marked with particular reflection, because it is their work that paved the way for INROADS’ mission. Their bravery stared injustice in the face. Their commitment allowed them to stay the course for generations – drafting legislation and mentoring other leaders to continue the fight. And, their love tempered us all – reminding us forever more that it is a more powerful weapon than hate. Even in this moment of sadness, I find solace knowing that I am able to peacefully sit in the shade of the large shadow of their legacies. I also find glory that the movement they started in places like the 1963 March on Washington gave vision to our founder, Frank Carr. Their shoulders allow us to continue the Mission of INROADS for years to come, and for this we are truly grateful.

DEFENSE INNOVATOR L3HARRIS GRANTS $2 MILLION TO INROADS TO EXPAND AWARD-WINNING COLLEGE LINKS PROGRAM

L3Harris Technologies is making a commitment to future innovators, scientists and mathematicians by investing to identify and develop talent early. Aerospace and defense company L3Harris will invest $2 million to advance INROADS’ College Links. College Links is an innovative program that seeks to close the knowledge and skills gap that often plagues talented and underserved youth, particularly from racial minority communities. The company’s investment will be used to establish L3Harris College Links in Orlando, expand the program in Dallas and provide nationwide support.

GLOBAL PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM COLLABORATES WITH INROADS TO MAKE ENERGY SECTOR MORE INNOVATIVE AND DIVERSE

Innovation is the lifeblood of energy and technology industries. Energy Impact Partners LP (EIP) — a global investment platform committed to leading the energy transformation — knows this well. Via a partnership with INROADS, Inc. — the world’s largest nonprofit organization committed to building sustainable career pathways for Black and underrepresented talent — EIP seeks to bolster industry innovation through increasing opportunities for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds.

INROADS NOMBRA A ROSA NUNEZ MIEMBRO DEL CONSEJO DIRECTIVO NACIONAL

La organización sin fines de lucro recibe inventivas oportunidades de la directora de Diversidad e Inclusión de Foley Hoag ST. LOUIS, MO, JUNIO 23, 2020 — INROADS, Inc., anuncia que Rosa Nunez, directora de Diversidad e Inclusión en Foley Hoag LLP, se integra a su consejo directivo nacional. Ella cuenta con más de 20 años de experiencia en el campo … Read More

INROADS APPOINTS ROSA NUÑEZ TO NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

INROADS, Inc. announces Rosa Nuñez, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Foley Hoag LLP, as a part of its National Board of Directors. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of diversity and inclusion (D&I) and plans to share her expertise with INROADS to increase its overall mission.
For 50 years, INROADS has delivered innovative programs and creative solutions that identify, accelerate and elevate the development of underrepresented

BLACK AND MINORITY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS NATIONWIDE TRAIN AT VIRTUAL STEM SUMMIT

INROADS will be hosting its National Career Academy (NCA) training virtually from June 15-19, 2020 for black and minority students across the nation. The National Career Academy virtual training will bring together INROADS College Links high school scholars from Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Newark, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. These high school students will participate in a STEM workshop and receive professional development training.

INROADS’ Pledge to Impact the Current State of Social Injustice

These are urgent times. These are also despairing times. More than 40 million Americans are without jobs. More than 100,000 American families have loved ones who have died from the pandemic. Small businesses are being shuttered at an alarming rate. Even more important, the future of our college and high schools students is unstable. Our hearts go out to the Floyd family and Black communities who have experienced significant loss, and we stand shoulder-to-shoulder to impact these social injustices.

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF BLACK ENGINEERS AND INROADS TO PARTNER ON CAREER AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OF MINORITY YOUTH

Two not-for-profit organizations with roots that stretch back to the U.S. civil rights movement have announced a partnership to enhance the professional skills and career opportunities of the new generation of minority engineers. INROADS and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) will join forces in a multiyear agreement that equips members of both organizations with resources to advance in their workplaces, attain leadership positions and make a positive impact on their communities. The two-year agreement, a memorandum of understanding (MOU), will take effect on June 1, 2020.

“As a longtime admirer of the work of INROADS, I am very pleased that this partnership is becoming a reality,” said Jocelyn Jackson, national chair of NSBE and a Ph.D. student in engineering education research at the University of Michigan. “I can’t imagine a better organization to join with our other stakeholders in moving us toward our ‘10K Goal,’ ” Jackson added. NSBE’s main strategic goal is to lead the U.S. to graduate 10,000 new black engineers annually by 2025.

NSBE was founded in 1975 by six African-American engineering undergraduates and their faculty advisor at Purdue University, to address the high attrition rate of black engineering students across the United States. Today, with nearly 25,000 members and more than 600 chapters in the U.S. and abroad, NSBE, an organization led by college and university students, continues its work to increase the number and representation of black engineers. INROADS, perhaps best known for its internship program, which places talented minority youth in business and industry, was founded in 1971 to prepare the young people for corporate and community leadership.

INROADS OFFERS VIRTUAL INTERNSHIPS POWERED BY SYMBA, A REMOTE INTERNSHIP PLATFORM

MAY 20, 2020 — INROADS, Inc. announces today that it now offers virtual internships called vSHIPS via Symba — a remote internship platform. “COVID-19 is resulting in thousands of canceled internships for students across America, particularly students of color. INROADS has a responsibility to assist students facing these cancellations. Thanks to our partnership with Symba, INROADS now offers a virtual … Read More