A Call for Philanthropy That Believes In Our Humanity and Invests In Our Equality
Written by Valaida Fullwood
This Saturday, August 28th is CLT Gives Black, a day of concerted financial giving to Black-founded and Black-led nonprofits serving Charlotte-Mecklenburg that aims to counter funding disparities. This piece by Valaida Fullwood, originally published by Medium, addresses funding inequities and underscores why “TENacity: Making Equity Real” is the theme of BPM 2021.
Photo: June 2020 protest against injustice, Charlotte, NC | V. Fullwood
Tech Rising, an initiative founded by AvidXchange, was created with the goal of helping to eliminate the digital divide and foster digital inclusion here in Charlotte. The initiative launched last summer and AvidXChange hosted their first Tech Rising Virtual Summit in partnership with SHARE Charlotte on February 25, 2021.
The Virtual Summit brought together local government officials, public school representatives, business leaders, nonprofits, and members of the community all of whom play a key part in bridging the digital divide in our community.
Ask any college graduate or an associate with a new entry-level job how important experience is in landing their first big job. I’m confident that every single one will tell you that both experience and valuable connections are the most important things to have. When you’re new to an industry or embarking on the first stop along your career journey, the best way to know what you’re getting yourself into is by getting behind the driver’s seat and taking out that new potential role out for a test drive. What better test drive than an internship within the field you look to enter?
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