WASHINGTON—A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), today announced that the CBCF joined the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Tech 2020 initiative, a taskforce formed to identify strategies and best practices for including more African Americans in careers in science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
"In the 21st Century, African Americans must be a part of the exponential growth of the tech industry," said A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the CBCF. "The CBCF is committed to its global mission to develop the next generation of black leaders. We, along with the CBC, realize the economic and educational well-being of African Americans depends on our readiness for current tech jobs, and those yet to be created."