Our Mission

To create a bridge of opportunity  between employers and first-generation college goers of color to increase knowledge workforce diversity at all levels

Our Vision

A world in which a college degree  provides equitable access  to a choice-filled life. 

Teresa Baez

Program and Operations Associate

Annie Hopkins

Head of Employer Partnerships and Career Success

Geraldo Cruz

Career Success Manager

Gary Marin

Data Analyst

Nicole Dillon

Program Manager

LucyRose Moller

Program Manager

Deborah Hall

Program Manager

Maggie Raible

Co-Founder, Data/Operations and Programs

Erin Haywood

Career Success & Operations Manager

Sheila Sarem


Alfy Hernandez

Partnerships Manager

Alistair Scott

Career Success Manager

Degan Leopold

Diversity and Inclusion Recruiting Team Leader, Bloomberg LP

Johanna Meadows

Director, Centerbridge Foundation

Alejandro Perez

Head of Professional Services, Unqork

Jules Shin

Head of Strategic Operations and Innovation, Productivity, Citi

Abe Taleb

Vice President, Koya Leadership Partners

Advisory Board

Hilary Darilek

CEO E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

Frances McLaughlin

President - Education Pioneers

Michelle Molitor


Carmita Semaan

Founder - Surge Institute

David Wick

Chief External Affairs Officer - KIPP

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