Bridging the Opportunity Gap

By Placing College Students of Color into Influential Internships

Meet The Cohort

What does it mean to Level the Playing Field?

Level the Playing Field is a year-long, three-phase minority development program that rigorously recruits, trains, and places minority undergraduate students into influential careers to catalyze generational change in our world

Founder Nehemiah Stewart

Our program brings together students, faculty, and administrators from PWI’s and HBCU’s beginning with North Carolina Central University, NC State, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where the program was founded.

2021-2022 Has Started

Level the Playing Field has a new cohort for the 2021-2022 year which features some of the most talented students from North Carolina Central University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Our Mission

Level the Playing Field seeks to provide generational change for minority students by providing students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) and neighboring Primarily White Institutions (PWI’s) with the network and professional skills to form successful lives for themselves and their families through a scalable, three phase program.

Phase 1

Professional Development

Seminars and career readiness workshops hosted at partnering universities.

Phase 2

Preparatory Classes

Students will flex their schedules to attend a select course at the sister universities.

Phase 3

Internship Placement

Placing students in influential positions wherein they can catalyze change and bridge the achievement gap.

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