FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Opportunity Hub Announces Summer Membership Campaign For Students, Young Professionals, and Corporate Sponsors Applications

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How A Unique SXSW Experience Inspired Me To Take My Tech Career To New Heights

I, like most of my peers, have been noticing the lack of diversity in the workplace, but especially in tech, for years. According to recent data, blacks and Latinos make up less than 5 percent of the tech workforce, and it's white men who mainly comprise the...
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Why we need to advance opportunities for black collegians in tech and business

Hosted by the Metropolitan Policy Program (Metro), opening remarks from Andre Perry, David M. Rubenstein Fellow at Brookings, and Rodney Sampson, nonresident senior fellow at Brookings and Chairman and CEO of The Opportunity Hub, set the tone for two panels of lively...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Opportunity Ecosystem Announces HBCU@SXSW 2018 Call for Student Applications & Corporate Sponsors

ATLANTA, June 15, 2017— In tandem with the holiday that commemorates the abolition of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth, Opportunity Ecosystem’s HBCU@SXSW 2018 will officially launch its call for student applications and corporate partnerships on Freedom Day,...
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A Recap of HBCU@SXSW 2017

In preparation of HBCU@SXSW 2018, we want to do a quick recap of our 2017 installation, which, with 100 students sponsored, had a great turnout. It has definitely laid the foundation for our work in making tech more accessible for minorities. Let’s first start by...
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Student Testimonials

It’s not every day that a student gets the opportunity to attend SXSW without spending a dime. When you’re worried about tuition, food, housing, and the unknown expenses that college undoubtedly incurs, who has $1,000+ to spend on a ticket?   It’s for this reason...
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Partnership Between Opportunity Ecosystem and Peach State LSAMP Sponsored Seven Students for HBCU@SXSW 2017, Aims to Sponsor More for 2018

Last year, the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) partnered with Opportunity Ecosystem to sponsor seven students for the second installment of HBCU@SXSW 2017. Through HBCU@SXSW, more than 100 students attended the interactive, media,...
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Opportunity Ecosystem Promotes Program on College Campuses Throughout the Country

Imagine a world where an underrepresented student has the opportunity to make $100,000 per year just out of college. A world where this student is well-versed in the ins and outs of a highly technical profession. A world where financial literacy and investing is the...
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New Diversity Initiative, the YesWeCode Fund, Launches at HBCU@SXSW 2017

On the second day of HBCU@SXSW 2017, March 12th, the YesWeCode initiative launched before student leaders and investors. The event launch was fitting in that it also aimed to promote diversity in tech, but this time, not just with race but with economic diversity as...
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