(WTNH) — The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented undeserved youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. Nationwide, they have: 26,000 alumni and 156,000 students of which 270 are from the New England region
A key part of the process is to prepare the candidate which is achieved in several ways:
- develop their interviewing skills
- assist them with preparing a resume
- show them how to make a great first impression, their personal presentation
The 2nd part of the process is matching the students to a corporate client. When the matching process begins, INROADS provide mentoring, leadership development, and academic coaching while the client provides the practical work experience.
In 1970, the late Frank C. Carr, founded INROADS to address the notable absence of Blacks, Hispanic/Latinos and Native Americans in Corporate America.
Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s landmark I Have a Dream speech, Frank walked away from a successful career and took decisive action to increase the ethnic diversity of Corporate America’s leadership by founding INROADS as an entry path into the business world. Its mission: to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.
Moonlighting evenings as a computer tape disk operator, Frank spent his days calling in favors from former corporate colleagues and cultivating new partnerships. He launched INROADS in Chicago with 25 college student Interns and 17 sponsoring corporations. Today, INROADS is an international organization with more than 28 offices serving nearly 2,000 Interns at over 200 companies. INROADS established its Connecticut presence in 1985.
For more information head to www.INROADS.org