Catalyst Network Foundation
Leadership Team Presents
A MEETING OF THE MINDS
Panel Discussion on Affirmative Action & Corporate Diversity
Wednesday, February 27th, 2012 | 7pm-8:30pm
PARLOR | 286 Spring Street (btw Varick & Hudson)
Appetizers | Music by DJ Financier
After Work Mixer following Panel Discussion
Speaking on Panel:
National Black MBA Association | Metropolitan Black Bar Association| National Society of Black Engineers | Puerto Rican Bar Association
Also Participating: National Association of Black Accountants & Dominican Bar Association
Enjoy an engaging discussion on the importance of affirmative action:
- How affirmative action influences diversity in one's profession and the corporate world
- Ask questions surrounding the topic of diversity in education and the workplace
- Learn about various professional organizations in college and post-college
- Here about "Fisher vs UT Austin" case, the latest federal litigation to challenge the use of race in university admissions
- Meet potential mentors
*Suggested Donations at the Door*
When & Where
Catalyst Network Foundation Inc. (CNF)
The Catalyst Network Foundation Inc. (CNF) is a New York City and Washington D.C. - based 501(c) (3) organization, founded in 2011. CNF is a non-profit focused in career and professional development programming our mission is to engage high-potential youth (ages 14-25) and veterans (ages 21-30) with successful projects by providing the proper tools, network, and development opportunities.
CNF runs a Summer Intensive Program for high school sophomores and juniors in New York City and Washington, D.C. in partnership with local high schools for students who are accepted in our Fellowship Program. A few of the Fellowship Scholars have the opportunity to tour corporate offices and to pitch business ideas, as well as develop professional skills. Through our Mentorship Program; Fellowship Scholars are paired with a Mentor that is a trailblazer in the profession and career field our Fellows aspire to pursue. Through our internship program, CNF fellows are placed in paid internships with top startups, scientific and medical institutions. Many fellows have gone on to attend prestigious colleges and universities.
Since 2011 the Fellows have participated in corporate tours and created/pitched presentations to corporations such as Google, Goldman Sachs, Nike, LinkedIn, Morgan Stanley, HBO, Microsoft, Essence Magazine, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Hughes Hubbard Reed LLP, Bloomberg, FOX News, BET, and NBC Studios to name a few; pertaining to solving concerning matters that affect their high schools.
Our career and college preparatory workshops are held throughout the year and educate over 400 high school students in the Washington, D.C and New York City Metropolitan area.
CNF also works with our nation’s veterans (ages 21-30) by connecting them with resources and information the aids them in their career and academic ambitions.
The organization is truly grassroots, the leadership team in New York City and Washington, D.C. all volunteer and steer the nonprofit. In 2012 the Catalyst Network Foundation Inc. was awarded a Proclamation issued by Ranking Member, Congressman Ed Towns for recognizing the achievements of the Catalyst Network Foundation Inc.