Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month is a time to reflect on thecontributions of African Americans to our society and to celebrate their achievements.The real estate development industry is one field in which African Americanshave made significant strides, both in terms of ownership and representation.

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of theimportance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the real estate developmentindustry, and many firms, including New + Found, are taking steps to supportblack representation in the field

New + Found has established a diversity committee andlaunched initiatives to recruit and retain minority employees.

In an effort to connect with local learning institutions,HBCUs and community partners to provide professional opportunities to studentsand recent graduates while building a diverse talent pipeline to support thegrowing firm, New + Found has launched the following initiatives for localstudents:

·      Career exploration days, site tours and eventpartnerships for 5th -10th grade students.

·      High School internships for 11th and 12th grade students.

·      College Internship opportunities dedicated toHBCU and local university partnerships.

During Black History Month and beyond, it is important tocontinue to raise awareness of these challenges and to work towards creating amore inclusive and equitable real estate development industry.

While there is still much work to be done to addresssystemic barriers and increase black representation in the real estatedevelopment industry, Black History Month provides an important opportunity toreflect on the progress that has been made and to continue to push for change.By working together, we can ensure that the real estate development industry isa more inclusive and equitable field for all, and that the contributions of AfricanAmericans are recognized and celebrated for generations to come.

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