WHEN TALENT MEETS OPPORTUNITY
BECOME A CORPORATE PARTNER
EMERGE empowers and prepares high-performing students from underserved communities to attend and graduate from selective colleges and universities across the nation.
EMERGE builds personalized partnerships with local and national companies to help create and place a pipeline of exceptional diverse talent, inspire deeper employee engagement, and raise visibility as a socially conscious company. These powerful partnerships allow our EMERGE students to have equitable access to meaningful careers through experiences that are foundational to their professional development and social capital.
Across the nation, exceptional students from under-resourced backgrounds have unequal access to the nation’s most selective colleges and universities. Bridging the gap not only levels the playing field for all students, but strengthens our ability to tackle tomorrow’s challenges.
In the United States,
of high-achieving students from low-income communities apply to the nation's most selective colleges and universities.
of students from Houston's low-income communities earn a post-secondary degree within ten years of graduating from high school.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
THECB TEA FY,
2008 8th Grade Cohort
Students from families in the bottom economic quartile comprise only 3% of enrollment in the most competitive schools, while those from the top economic quartile comprise 72%.
True Merit, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
EMERGE is changing the trajectory of thousands of students by providing them with best-in-class college counseling, exposure to selective colleges, and continued support through college. Learn more about our model here.
THE EMERGE IMPACT
OUR PARTNERSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES
Our corporate partners make an annual philanthropic contribution to support EMERGE's ongoing commitment to Houston's most underserved students. The contribution could be from the company directly, from an associated corporate foundation, a personal gift by company leadership, or raised through an employee giving campaign.
We are incredibly grateful to our professional leaders and our Board of Directors who commit their time, network, and resources to helping EMERGE open doors for our students.
Below are partnership opportunities, customized depending on the level at which companies partner with EMERGE.
DIRECT ACCESS TO A DIVERSE PIPELINE
Companies who partner with us gain access to a gifted and diverse talent pool. Our partners can hire EMERGE interns right out of high school, as they complete postsecondary degrees, and for full-time roles as college graduates. EMERGE company partners may also host private company-specific information sessions with our students.
DEEPER EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
Companies can amplify employee engagement with reserved turnkey volunteer opportunities at EMERGE like our Mentor Program, Career Roundtables, College Interview Day, Resume Review Campaign, or Workplace Tours. EMERGE will work with a company representative to determine which volunteer opportunities align with your company's goals, interest, and mission.
Showcase company values by investing in one of our fundraising events or program components. We offer multiple ways to shape your philanthropy so you can meet your corporate social responsibility needs including sponsoring our Build the Village Luncheon, the EMERGE Mentor Program, Senior Graduation Ceremony, and more.
VALUABLE BRAND BUILDING
Leverage your engagement for branding opportunities. Our partners are recognized on our website, printed materials, on our social media accounts, and in our quarterly corporate newsletter.
Career Roundtables: Yearly guest speaker series that connects EMERGE students to diverse industry leaders. Our roundtables often focus on specific career trajectories, identities, or majors. Previous speakers include Scott McClelland (HEB, President), Anna Rotman (Partner, Kirkland and Ellis), Carlos Jr. Paz (Senior Communications Advisor,Office of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives), and Benjy Levit (Owner, Local Foods Market).
Resume Review Campaign: Provide direct support to EMERGE students on resume formatting, grammar and syntax, as well as tips on the type of content that would help them land their next internship or job.
Workplace Tours: Host an exclusive event at your company headquarters for your employees to engage directly with EMERGE high school or college students
OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS
EMERGE partners with local and national companies to collectively impact high-performing students from low-income backgrounds in the Houston-area. Through our combined efforts, EMERGE high school and college students gain access to a wealth of talented and passionate leaders in Houston and a network of career opportunities.