UNCF and Lilly Endowment, Inc. joined forces with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and predominantly black institutions (PBIs) to establish the UNCF Career Pathways Initiative (CPI). CPI aims to improve the ability of educational institutions to serve their two primary stakeholders: students who rely on these institutions to prepare them for life after graduation, and employers who look to them for well-prepared college graduates.
Recognizing fivestar* delivers robust technology solutions that help institutions create clear pathways to employment, while also developing tools that use data to align curricula with employer needs, UNCF CPI extended an invitation to fivestar* CEO and CTO, Dave Colaizzi and fivestar* President and Cofounder, Lou Camerlengo, to share and explore how innovations in technology can help institutions, students and employers bridge gaps that exist across the education and employment pipeline.
fivestar* will attend the UNFC CPI annual convening to share ideas and best practices on how leveraging technology can help improve outcomes.
UNCF was founded in 1944 to help more African American students attend and graduate from college. Since then, UNCF has helped to more than double the number of minorities attending college. UNCF CPI is a new program dedicated to developing guided pathways for students and strengthening career preparedness.
For more information about the UNCF CPI initiative, visit www.uncf.org/cpi.