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Cisco to Provide Technology, Training and Financial Support to HBCUs

In partnership with the Student Freedom Initiative and Computex Technology Solutions, Cisco is making a $150 commitment to support student and institutional success in historically Black colleges and universities. The goal: to "power an inclusive future for all" and promote equity in the workforce, according to a company blog post.

Aspects of the initiative include:

"This is not a 'one-and-done' effort," noted Maria Martinez, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Cisco, in the blog post. "Through the HBCU investments made today, we are giving the African American/Black community the tools to be resilient and successful long-term. With the benefits created by these investment funds, students can be successful for many years to come. It's a gesture that reinforces our ongoing commitment to this community — to be seen, heard, valued, and invested in as we work to help build a more inclusive society and future for all."

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