With the promise of rapid economic growth in Greater Boston comes the potential for an even larger income equality gap. We are dedicated to helping close this gap and are forging active partnerships to do so.Read More
Boston’s otherwise thriving tech economy suffers two seemingly opposite ailments: jobs going unfilled and potential talent going undeveloped. The result for businesses is a strikingly non-diverse yet understaffed tech workforce. Enter Hack.Diversity, a new social enterprise that bridges those gaps with intentional recruiting, training and mentoring. Computer science or engineering students from two- or four-year urban colleges can apply. Selected students receive career and interview coaching, bond as a network and, once they graduate, are paired with mentors and start paid internships at some of the fastest growing companies in Boston. Hack.Diversity is starting with a focus on black and Latino tech workers, but hopes to expand to include other underrepresented populations. Its leaders aim to make Boston a national model for other cities. In late 2016, the Boston Foundation and the SkillWorks Funders Group co-invested $50,000 in support of Hack.Diversity’s launch; further funding comes from a donor advised fund at the Boston Foundation.