San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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 non-profit education initiative (501(c)(3) organization based in New York City and Washington, D.C.
CNF was conceived after its two founding members had a conversation about the future of youth and veterans in their community. After reviewing the lack of communal resources, skill development programs, and career-field opportunities for adults – the founders developed a vision. Through their combined efforts and strategic planning, the two founders recruited additional professionals to support the formation of Catalyst Network Foundation.
Founded in 2011, CNF is focused on life enrichment and professional development, with a mission 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 holds a Summer Intensive Program for high school sophomores and juniors in New York City and Washington, D.C. Successful applicants are enrolled at a CNF partnership high school. The fellowship scholars are trained from day one: they tour corporate offices, pitch business ideas, and develop professional skills. Over 150 High School students have been admitted to the Fellowship Program and are CNF Fellows.
Through CNF’s Mentorship Program, fellowship scholars are paired with a mentor that is a trailblazer in the profession or career field the fellows aspire to pursue.
The CNF Internship Program secures CNF Fellows with internships at top startups, corporations, and medical institutions. Several fellows have gone on to attend prestigious colleges and universities.
Since 2011, the Fellows have participated in corporate tours and create or pitched presentations about inner-city school challenges to several corporations, including: Google, Goldman Sachs, Nike, LinkedIn, Morgan Stanley, HBO, Microsoft, Essence Magazine, Covington & Burling LLP, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Hughes Hubbard Reed LLP, Bloomberg, FOX News, NPR, BET, and NBC Studios.
CNF holds career and college preparatory workshops throughout the school year, educating over 400 high school students in the aforementioned metropolitan areas.
CNF works with American veterans (ages 21-30), connecting them with resources and information to assist them with their career and academic ambitions.
The Catalyst Network Foundation Inc. is fundamentally grassroots, steered by a volunteer leadership team inNew York City and Washington, D.C.Ranking congressman Ed Towns awarded a proclamation to the Foundation, in recognition of the organization’s achievements.