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Providing a path for high-tech, high-growth careers

Kids & Community Partners is a non-profit born out of a high-performance for-profit business.

So when our associates began researching and vetting Road to Hire, it felt a bit like looking in a mirror.

The Charlotte-based non-profit provides training and career guidance for underrepresented youth in the tech sector. It began as an equity and diversity initiative within Red Ventures, an innovative Internet marketing and technology company.

“We basically incubated this for three years inside Red Ventures,” said Road to Hire CEO Kacey Grantham. “We were basically volunteers, running a non-profit like a business. It worked, so we spunt it off into its own non-profit.”

Road to Hire provides training, internships and scholarships for youth typically underrepresented in tech careers. The program then partners with companies to place alums in high-paying jobs and provide support and professional development.

Kids & Community Partners’ five-year, $5 million investment will help Road to Hire scale its services to reach more youth, potentially in new markets.

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