October 26, 2023
2023 Braven Summit Overview
Join 400+ professionals from across sectors committed to ensuring that the next generation of leaders emerges from everywhere by championing upward economic mobility, diversity, and inclusion for first-generation college students. Whether you’re a corporate professional or an education practitioner looking to cultivate diverse talent, you don’t want to miss a day of insights, networking, and learning at the 2023 Braven Summit, a premier thought-leadership event in the college-to-career space!
Programming will include a morning keynote address and fireside chat, a luncheon, and breakout sessions spanning various topics. This year’s programming will help professionals and practitioners gain clarity on the role they can play in ensuring that the next generation of leaders emerges from everywhere. Attendees will learn more about innovations in higher education and the workforce, explore the work happening around complex topics like manufacturing social capital and be provided with the opportunity to network with individuals directly involved in education, recruiting, and diversity and inclusion.
2019 Braven Summit: Put Education to Work
The 2019 Braven Summit convened 300+ thought leaders from across the corporate, higher education, and philanthropic sectors to discuss how to collectively support first-generation, low-income and underrepresented college students on their path to strong first jobs and upward economic mobility.
Put Education To Work
In America, we’ve promised that hard work and ambition will be met with equality of opportunity. The reality is that we have a quiet crisis on our hands. An African American with a BA is twice as likely to be unemployed as their white counterpart. And a Bachelor’s degree holder from a low-income background will start their career earning only two-thirds as much as those from higher-income backgrounds, and this declines to one-half by mid-career.
Nationwide, Braven has the opportunity to prove that across sectors, students from vulnerable backgrounds can become our next generation of leaders, if they’re empowered with the skills, networks and experiences necessary to put their education to work.
Braven supports Fellows from college to career by partnering with higher education institutions and employers to offer a two-part experience that begins with a credit-bearing college course followed by a post-course experience that lasts through graduation. Fellows emerge from Braven with the skills, experiences and networks they need to land a strong first job and get on a path to economic freedom. Braven has worked with more than 5,100 students nationwide across 5 regions. Higher education partners include Lehman College, Northern Illinois University, National Louis University, Rutgers University-Newark, San José State University, and Spelman College.