IYF Blog - Posts in DEI


Mentorship, Social Justice, and Paying It Forward: A Conversation With YO Ambassador Yessica

Youth Opportunity Ambassador Yessica Pineda values mentorship because of the positive impact it's had on her life.

“One of the biggest challenges for me initially going into college was being a first-generation student. As much as my parents wanted to help me, there were barriers. I was...

Making Meaningful Progress in DEI Won't Happen Without Purposeful Investment

Recently, IYF's DEI Council released Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at IYF: 2021 Progress Report. According to Patricia Davila, DEI Council Chair, "Establishing metrics against which to measure our...

Black Brilliance: Why Investing in HBCUs Is the Smart (and Right) Thing to Do

Last year was filled with organizations—from multinational corporations to small businesses—making Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) commitments after growing calls for racial justice focused not just on our systems of government, but our socioeconomic systems as well.

In a moment of...