No matter at which stage, Road to Hire students are on a path toward a sustainable career. The coalition of employer partners that mentor and hire Road to Hire graduates make this work a sustainable framework for generational hope.
Read on to learn about R2H in the community.
Path to Professional Sucess
“Our focus is students historically excluded from high-paying tech careers. We work with students who need an intense development of their talent in the technological field; In addition, we are looking for employers who, while they need these talents, are committed to the development of our students, ”says Kacey Grantham, executive director of Road to Hire, to El Mundo Newspaper.
He took a step forward for the 'chance of a lifetime'
“It kind of scared me, but I just told myself there’s nothing that I would lose by taking a step forward,” he said. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance, so I decided to take it.”
He’s glad he did.
Charlotte-Based Nonprofit Road To Hire Receives Grant From NBA Foundation
"The NBA Foundation today announced that Charlotte-based nonprofit Road to Hire (R2H) has received a generous grant as part of the Foundation’s second grant round. Overall, nine organizations received a total of more than $3 million in grants that will create employment opportunities, further career advancement and drive greater economic empowerment in Black communities. "
Hornets help job training nonprofit Road to Hire score a grant from NBA Foundation
“Every day, Road to Hire partners with Charlotte’s most important institutions to reimagine how our city opens doors for underserved young people,” Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles
In the middle of a jobs crisis, Road to Hire graduated 58 people into high-paying positions.
"It doesn’t sound real to get paid to learn. But it’s a real opportunity that changed my life.”
For Road to Hire, work-based learning is more than cutting a check.
"[Road to Hire] believes that motivated young adults should have an equal opportunity to develop professional skills and move up the ladder, even if college isn’t an option."
My Road to Hire Story
"It was surreal to me that I was there, working my dream job, at a great company, with great people."
2020 Impact Report
"Learning tech and coding—and getting paid to do it—is changing the future for hundreds of Road to Hire Apprentices."
Managing My Imposter Syndrome as a Road to Hire Mentor
"Being an R2H mentor is really important to me because I’ve been on the other side before."
Road to RV: Graduating Road to Hire (Part 1)
"In short, Road to Hire is not a hand-out, it’s a “hand-up”. "