The Challenge

Unequal Opportunity, Unequal Prosperity

13% of Americans are Black and 18% are Latinx. Yet they represent only a tiny fraction of our corporate leadership and advanced workforce.

Fortune 500 Senior Executives
  • 2%

    Black

  • 3%

    Latinx

Equity Partners at Top Law Firms
  • 2%

    Black

  • 3%

    Latinx

Doctors
  • 5%

    Black

  • 6%

    Latinx

Scientists & Engineers
  • 6%

    Black

  • 8%

    Latinx

The Devastating Impact of Disparity

The lack of opportunity that keeps talented students of color from leadership roles and professional careers is devastating.

Poverty

18% of Black Americans and 16% of Latinx Americans live in poverty, compared to 8% of White Americans.

Lack of Upward Mobility

Only 11% of all Americans born into poverty will ever earn a six-figure salary, and for people of color, it’s worse — 7.1% for Latinx individuals and 2.5% for Black individuals.

Job Quality

58% of white workers have jobs that pay family sustaining earnings, compared to 41% of Black workers and 37% of Latinx workers.

Wealth

The average financial net worth of a white family ($171,000) is nearly 10x the average for a Black family ($17,150) and 8x the average for a Latinx family ($20,720).

WE’RE CHANGING
THE NARRATIVE

To champion the greatness of talented students of color, we need to think bigger. Our Scholar’s ambition is to thrive at a top college and in meaningful careers. That only comes from proper preparation and support.

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