At IGNITE, we are committed to providing a learning, working, and living environment that is free from discrimination and injustice in all its forms.
Doing our part to help all of us succeed.
Removing systemic barriers.
- specific hiring goals of at least 10% within IGNITE’s student workforce from the Black community
- expanding education addressing unconscious bias and anti-Black systemic racism within IGNITE
- establishing an Inclusion Leadership Council (ILC) to provide recommendations and feedback to IGNITE leadership
- ensuring that no barriers exist to prevent Black employees from advancing within IGNITE
When we see injustice or ways to improve, we act. That’s why we hosted a series of Anti-Black Racism Roundtable discussions back in summer 2020. But, we know that we can always do more and are always looking for ways to extend our efforts, which is why in March 2021, your Board of Directors voted to take the BlackNorth Initiative pledge. By signing this initiative, we as an organization have pledged to actively work to eliminate the systemic hurdles faced by the Black community by implementing new organizational practices.Learn more