November 18, 2016

PIC Partners on Hack.Diversity Initiative

The New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) today announced the launch of Hack.Diversity, a public-private partnership designed to tackle the underrepresentation of Black and Latino employees in Boston’s innovation economy.

Hack.Diversity connects hiring managers from participating companies, including Carbonite, DataXu, HubSpot and Vertex, to the career centers of urban postsecondary institutions with the intent of hiring minority talent to paid internships that turn into full-time jobs. Bunker Hill Community College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Massachusetts Boston are the first schools that will participate.

The project is supported by the NEVCA, Year Up, the Boston Private Industry Council, and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, all of which will help organize the program or provide training resources to students and companies.

Read more about Hack.Diversity in the following articles:

Tech firms have a lot to do to fix diversity - Boston Globe, Novmeber 18, 2016

Creating diversity in the innovation economy - Boston Globe Op Ed, November 18, 2016

Hubspot, Vertex and others involved in new diversity recruiting effort - Boston Business Journal, November 18, 2016

Initiative aims to increase diversity in Boston's innovation economy - WBUR, November 18, 2016

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