Smith implored the graduates to “Join civic associations, help others, act as role models, be a homeowner – all the things that rebuild the social fabric of a community.” NPower Baltimore was made possible in large part due to funding from Fund II Foundation.
“Diane is forward-thinking when it comes to identifying and developing new technology talent and we are very pleased to have her join our national leadership team and deepen her affiliation with NPower,” said Dan Petrozzo, Chairman of NPower’s Board of Directors.
“As a member of the North Texas Advisory Board for the past few years, she has advocated on NPower’s behalf to encourage local corporations to expand their hiring purview to include the well-qualified veterans who have completed our accelerated training program.” “I am a big believer in the internship component of NPower programs and I urge any company looking for IT staff to consider participating as a way to even the playing field for those who have honorably served our country” said Diane Schwarz.
Cummings will give invocation speeches to the inaugural class of 25 local young adults, who will be placed in IT jobs in Baltimore in less than 6 months.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stated, “I’m honored to support these 25 young people embarking on IT careers that will change their lives, the lives of their families, and the overall quality of life of their communities in Baltimore.