To reach our goal of reskilling 40,000 American workers and to provide additional resources to impact economic equity for diverse populations, Transcend is focused on engaging a broad community of underserved individuals with untapped potential. To be eligible for the program, participants must meet the following criteria:
age and citizenship
- 18 years or older
- legally able to work in the U.S.
- high school diploma, GED/TASC or educational equivalent
- rising college juniors or seniors
- higher education
- second-chance opportunities
- youth aging out of foster care
- individuals with other career-opportunity barriers
Paths to Transcend are just as diverse as the talent we serve. Participants could be college students looking to enter the workforce, teachers interested in pivoting from the classroom to a corporate environment or even a former entrepreneur looking to reposition their skills. Reskilling for the future means welcoming everyone with the talent, drive and willingness to pave their way in the new world of work.
phases of the program
meet the transcend faculty
dr. belinda johnson white
An accomplished leadership and professional development subject-matter expert, Dr. White has built her career as a consultant in the areas of leadership and professional development for diverse for-profit and nonprofit organizations. A self-proclaimed servant leader, Dr. White is the current founder of BuildingLeaders and a retired associate professor and management program director at Morehouse College as well as a former University of Wisconsin School of Business CPED faculty member. She holds degrees from Spelman College (B.S.), Georgia Institute of Technology (M.S.) and Georgia State University (Ph.D.), with additional leadership development certifications from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government and the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. In 2017, she published "Focus in Action Is Great Leadership," her second book based on her extensive research and teaching in leadership and professional development.