In 2020, Southern Glazer’s signed a $1 million agreement with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) – the pre-eminent national organization dedicated to promoting educational excellence among students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). The agreement established a partnership that gives Southern Glazer’s access to TMCF’s diverse talent pipeline, connects Southern Glazer’s employees with HBCU students for mentoring and professional development, and provides student leaders with opportunities to pursue future careers with the Company.
Since then, Southern Glazer’s has continued to engage with students in the organization through professional development and career opportunities. More than 2,000 student interactions have taken place, and of those, over 50 job offers and internships with Southern Glazer’s have been extended.
In addition, we have hired TMCF scholars to participate in our Next Gen Leadership Program, a two-year leadership program providing future leaders with broad experience through rotational assignments across multiple functions with SGWS. The Company has also impacted thousands of students by hosting more than 10 workshops spanning a variety of topics, including Personal Operating Guidelines, Lean Six Sigma, Leadership Brand and Building Your Board of Directors.
We look forward to continuing our commitment to this partnership and fulfilling our mission of cultivating a diverse employee talent base to support our Company’s growth.