UNCF Partners with Activision Blizzard to Help Diversify the Gaming Industry
“As part of Activision Blizzard’s commitment to greater diversity in our workforce, we have been partnering with the UNCF. We chose UNCF from a field of many worthy organizations due to the integrity of its operations, history of meaningful impact, and commitment to not just education, but positive career outcomes stemming from the undergraduate experience. Our employees immediately rallied around the cause, and we look forward to the expansion of our partnership with UNCF,” said Dan Goldenberg, executive director, Call of Duty Endowment and vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility at Activision Blizzard.
The relationship with Activision Blizzard was timely as UNCF continues working with STEM educators and students attending Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College, Spelman College and the Atlanta Public Schools to build stronger pipelines and pathways from K12 to careers in the tech industry, including gaming.
Led by companies like Activision Blizzard, the gaming industry is ahead of the curve with regards to growth that is being driven by talent and human capital. Corporations depend on sourcing and recruiting talent from colleges and university students majoring in computer science and engineering.
In partnering with UNCF, Activision Blizzard is demonstrating its commitment and willingness to provide funds to talented HBCU students, so they are career-ready when they graduate from college.
Through a partnership in 2021, UNCF and Activision Blizzard, established programs that connect students to skillsbuilding activities that will equip and empower them to design video games to play on X-Box, and other systems, and compete in the tech/gaming workforce.