WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford announced that his Washington, DC-based firm, R&R Resources+, will donate $60,000 to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) to support the launch of Pathways to the C-Suite, a new internship program that engages African American college students in private sector career and leadership opportunities in Washington, D.C.
For forty years, the CBCF has successfully identified, recruited and placed African-American undergraduate and post-graduate students in internship and fellowship programs on Capitol Hill. To ensure that future leaders have an opportunity to experience how public policy is influenced and developed at every level of the process, the CBCF is expanding its internship program to include placements in the private sector through the foundation's newly launched Pathways to the C-Suite. The CBCF and R&R Resources+ will develop a platform to engage African-American students in opportunities to experience public policy development beyond Capitol Hill; and build strategic partnerships and collaborative leadership development opportunities with C-Suite executives to diversify the corporate leadership ranks now and in the future.
"As we celebrate black history this month and reflect on the progress our nation has made with regard to African American progress, it is important that we redouble our efforts to ensure that progress continues," said A. Shuanise Washington, the president and CEO of the CBCF. "We remain focused on creating a strong pipeline to careers in public policy and the private sector, and our newest initiative, the C-Suite internship program, is a logical next step in our efforts to provide access to all aspects of the policy making process."
"Creating inclusive practices in the public and private sector requires action," said Steven Horford, president of R&R Resources+. "I started as an intern and I know how that one opportunity changed the trajectory of my life. I fundamentally believe that when young leaders are provided pathways to find their life's purpose, they will succeed. It is gratifying to partner with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to help develop our future African American leaders and to provide them with experiences to pursue a career in an industry which they might not have previously considered."
The $60,000 donation from R&R Resources+, will fund housing and a stipend to host at least four interns in the CBCF C-Suite internship program throughout the 2016 calendar year. The interns will receive first-hand experience at the marketing and advertising firm, whose portfolio of clients include MGM National Harbor, MGM Resorts International, Allegiant Airlines, the Tunica Biloxi Tribal Council, PwC and the American Gaming Association.
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