New Orleans City Business | Local nonprofit to provide internships for college students of color

A local businessman is developing a nonprofit organization to secure multiyear internships for Black college students in the New Orleans area.

Perry Sholes, president of human resources firm Progressive HR Strategies, is launching the Corporate Internship Leadership Institute. The goal, Sholes said, is that these internships will turn into permanent employment opportunities for the students after college and in turn decrease underemployment rates for students of color. Read more.

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