CoStar Group Announces $5 Million Commitment to Management Leadership for Tomorrow
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, CoStar Group is proud to announce a $5 million commitment to Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), a national nonprofit dedicated to providing Black, Latinx, and Native American students with the coaching, career preparation and access to professional networks necessary to become the next generation of leaders. The donation, which will be allocated over the next five years to boost the nonprofit’s undergraduate program, follows a $1 million pledge made by CoStar Group in 2017 to support MLT’s diversity leadership programs.
CoStar Group’s donation will support Career Prep, MLT’s signature program for undergraduate students, and is expected to drive the growth of the program from 850 to 5,000 students per cohort by 2025. Career Prep provides current college students with 18 months of one-on-one coaching and other supports to help them make the college-to-career transition. 98% of Career Prep fellows obtain jobs after graduation with an average starting salary for $80,000 per year.
Andrew Florance, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CoStar Group and MLT Board Member said, “For the past five years CoStar Group has witnessed firsthand, through both donation efforts and employee participation, the transformative success and opportunities that MLT’s leadership programs provide. Business and innovation thrive when we prioritize diversity of thought and broad perspectives. CoStar Group is proud to play a part in advancing John Rice’s and MLT’s mission for a more inclusive workplace.”
Over the past two years, ten CoStar Group employees have completed MLT’s Career Advancement Program (CAP), a 9-month leadership development program providing highly-talented professionals the keys to unlock the skills and know-how needed to advance toward senior leadership roles.
“Equipping young people with the professional coaching, high performance playbook, and connections they need to land high-trajectory jobs that deliver economic mobility for them and their families is at the core of MLT’s mission,” said John Rice, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MLT. “Partnering with premier companies like CoStar Group that set the bar for hiring diverse talent and for racially equitable employer practices enables MLT to prepare thousands of students and professionals of color to go as far as their talent and work ethic can take them.”
About CoStar Group, Inc.
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Launched in 2002, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is a national nonprofit that is transforming the leadership pipelines of our most influential organizations by driving breakthrough results for individuals and institutions. MLT coaches African American, Latinx, and Native American talent to secure high trajectory post-college jobs that deliver economic mobility for their families, and then provides the social capital they need to become high-impact senior leaders who can transform our institutions and vulnerable communities. MLT’s career and leadership development programs provide unparalleled opportunities for our Rising Leaders to succeed at pivotal stages throughout their careers — from college students to early and mid-career professionals to senior executives — and gives them the genuine confidence that they belong in the uppermost tiers of leadership. MLT also helps organizations take a rigorous approach to DEI, providing a comprehensive solution that combines best-in-class recruitment, retention and diversity strategy offerings, as well as MLT Racial Equity at Work, a certification which establishes a framework for racially equitable workplace practices to which organizations can manage and hold themselves accountable. Visit us at www.mlt.org.
If you have any questions about the application process or MLT, please contact Rishal Stanciel, Senior Director of Fellow Recruitment and Senior Career Prep Coach, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This news release includes “forward-looking statements” including, without limitation, statements regarding CoStar Group’s expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. These statements are based upon current beliefs and are subject to many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from these statements, including the risk that CoStar Group’s donation does not produce the expected growth in the Career Prep program stated in this release. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to CoStar Group on the date hereof, and CoStar Group assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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