‘Paying It Forward’ in honor of Black History Month

Challenge Spotlight: ‘Paying It Forward’ in honor of Black History Month

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Are you a social change agent in your community or know someone who is? If so, we invite you to join Google’s fourth annual “Pay It Forward” Challenge. The deadline to submit an application is March 10, 2017, at 11:59 pm PST.

At Google, we value diversity and inclusion, and we support individuals who do the same. In honor of Black History Month, undergraduate and graduate students are invited to showcase how they have positively impacted and influenced their local communities within the US. In particular, we’re seeking leaders whose work has demonstrated a commitment to expanding access and opportunities for the Black community.  

Last year, we showcased the work of two groups paving the way for leadership in their communities; the Spelman College section of the National Council of Negro Women and the Detroit Revitalization and Business Initiative (Detroit R&B) at the Ross School of Business.

To apply:

Criteria to apply:
  • Individuals who:
    • Currently attend an undergraduate or graduate school at an accredited college or university in the United States
  • Demonstrate a commitment to expanding access and opportunity for their local community

Submissions will be judged by a team of Googlers who will be assessing the innovation, scale and the short- and long-term effects of your impact. The organizations that are chosen will be featured here on the Google Students Blog to amplify their voice, and will have the opportunity to receive mentorship from a Googler to take their impact to the next level!

To both enter the challenge and get more info, visit our 2017 Black History Month website.

If you have questions about the challenge, please email [email protected].

We look forward to seeing your submission!

The Google Programs team