NewsD.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser Creates Public Service Program For HBCUs

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser Creates Public Service Program For HBCUs

Washington D.C.’s Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a program for HBCU students to take an interest in public service, WUSA9 reports. In partnership with two HBCUs, Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia, the Public Service Program will create a secure pipeline for seniors interested in pursuing public service careers.

In a press release, Bowser says the program is designed to “keep talent in D.C. and bring young leaders into DC Government.” We want the best and the brightest, the people who are passionate about our community, to work at DC Government,” Bowser said.
“We want people to know that they can change the world, one person, one program, and one community at a time, in DC Government.”

Seniors from these HBCUs interested in the program can apply through the new i-team-designed careers.dc.gov website. For more than two years, the i-team has been working to revolutionize the hiring process for District Government roles, making the process user-friendly and transparent.

Cities nationwide have been working tirelessly to ensure current and future HBCU students have equal opportunities. In Charlotte, North Carolina, guidance counselors purposely introduce their students to HBCUs if they are still deciding where they want to go.
According to WCNC, North Carolina houses the second-most HBCUs in the United States. Administrators like Stepfon Portlock are pushing to show the value of HBCUs. “Finding people that look like you and understand you and can make the most out of what you have can be very pivotal in building confidence, which is what happens in college,” Portlock said.

“I didn’t do it as a student, but I did it as a professional, and it was, you know, some of my fondest memories are working on that campus and helping connect students.”
RELATED CONTENT: WASHINGTON, D.C. MAYOR MURIEL BOWSER TROLLS PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THE BLACKEST WAY

Source: Black Enterprise

Glynn Turman’s career highlights: ‘The Big Cigar’ and ‘Horizon’

Glynn Turman is always working. Starting as a child actor, the award-winning talent has two projects that will capture the interest of those who...

Meet the Black Woman Making History as a Nurse Despite Being Wheelchair Bound

Nationwide — Meet Andrea Dalzell, an African American woman from New York City who became a Registered Nurse despite being wheelchair-bound since childhood. Andrea,...

Meet the Self-Taught Black Data Scientist Building Robot AI Smart Homes

Nationwide — Anade Davis is a 37-year-old African American Data Scientist with over 15 years of real estate experience. He started his career in...

94-Year-Old Grandmother Fulfills Her Dream of Wearing a Wedding Dress

Nationwide — At 94 years old, Martha Mae Ophelia Moon Tucker finally fulfilled her lifelong dream of wearing a wedding dress. This comes nearly...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest

Newsletter

Don't miss

Glynn Turman’s career highlights: ‘The Big Cigar’ and ‘Horizon’

Glynn Turman is always working. Starting as a child...

Meet the Black Woman Making History as a Nurse Despite Being Wheelchair Bound

Nationwide — Meet Andrea Dalzell, an African American woman...

Meet the Self-Taught Black Data Scientist Building Robot AI Smart Homes

Nationwide — Anade Davis is a 37-year-old African American...