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GardHouse

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Year Founded:
2019
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Jonathan Gardner
Main Address:
10130 Old Carolina Dr
Charlotte, NC 28214

What We Do

GardHouse exists to grow and develop college students of color into the next generation of workforce leaders. As Charlotte confronts the upward social mobility crisis and COVID-19 pandemic, a gap remains for college students of color seeking employment. Over the last 50 years, students of color were found twice as likely to be unemployed upon graduating. With COVID-19 forcing many students to adjust their academic calendars, Glassdoor found a fifty-two percent reduction in internship opportunities for students nationally. Due to this unprecedented time, both students of color and small businesses in Charlotte are facing major challenges. Ninety-five percent of black-owned businesses are more likely to not receive stimulus money according to the Center for Responsible Lending. Our mission is to increase post-graduation employment opportunities for college students of color by maximizing work-based programs.

The first of its kind, GardHouse developed a new pipeline to employment for college students of color through local minority-owned businesses. Unlike other organizations, students are encouraged to broaden their horizons by first identifying their strengths, then connecting those strengths to the profession they are working towards. We believe that minority-owned businesses have the ability to serve as the training ground for the next class of professionals.

Interesting Info

We provide workforce assistance to over 170 student through internships, workshops, virtual trainings, and more
We've gained awesome community partners: CHASF, LAWA, CYC, and Profound Gentlemen to name a few.
We have provided operational support to 50 minority businesses through Mecklenburg County

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Volunteer Opportunities

Copywriter
Repeats every day until Wed Jun 30 2021.
Monday, September 28th, 2020
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Strategic Partner Manager
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Monday, September 28th, 2020
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Digital Marketing Manager
Repeats every day until Wed Jun 30 2021.
Monday, September 28th, 2020
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NEAbors: Volunteer members
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Monday, September 28th, 2020
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