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alliantgroup Black Collaborative

In May of 2020, several Black alliantgroup leaders were moved to take action as a result of the growing racial injustice movement. Kim Allen and other black professionals reached out to alliantgroup CEO, Dhaval Jadav to create a platform for alliantgroup Black professionals to openly discuss issues surrounding race, equity and community.

Weeks later, more professionals from various departments across the firm joined forces to make this vision a reality and formed the alliantgroup Black Collaborative (aBC). The alliantgroup Black Collaborative members work with colleagues throughout the organization to promote Black Excellence by engaging the Black youth in our Houston-area community, empowering Black alliantgroup professionals to reach their professional development goals, and expanding alliantgroup’s search for talented professionals to include dedicated recruiting efforts at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Check out the aBC’s partnerships and programs below.

Alief ISD

Mentorship program

Since 2021, the aBC and Alief Independent School District have been collaborating on a great mentorship partnership with Black students at O’Donnell Middle School. The mentoring sessions focus on different topics, including STEM professions, college and career readiness, and other relevant current topics.

Students from the program received graphing calculators from the aBC to help them with their academic journey to high school and the campus received picnic tables for outdoor learning.

Career Day

The aBC and O’Donnell Middle School had an exciting Career Day as part of the mentorship program. This event was hosted at our corporate office, where students got to tour the office and hear our professionals’ talk about their career journey and how they got to their current position at alliantgroup.

Students from the program also received graphing calculators from the aBC to help them with their academic journey to high school!

KIPP Zenith Academy

Campus Beautification

During Black History Month, the alliantgroup Black Collaborative and a couple other high performing Black professionals came together to do a school beautification project at KIPP Zenith Academy in Houston’s Sunnyside neighborhood. The aBC graciously donated $5,000 so the campus could have an outdoor learning area and for other improvements. During the volunteer day, the team arranged books in the library, painted benches, sorted school supplies and even did some gardening.

Back to School Event

In the fall of 2022, the aBC and friends put together over 200 school supply bags for a back-to-school event at KIPP Zenith! For this special event, the aBC partnered with HEB to distribute backpacks, school supplies, and snacks to students before their first day of school.

Teacher’s Lounge Make Over

In 2023, the aBC was excited to be back at KIPP Zenith Academy, this time to support their amazing teachers and staff!

The aBC graciously revamped their Teacher’s Lounge the “Zen Den” by donating furniture, decor, an ice machine, a projector and screen and many other items to make this space even more special for them.

aBC STEM Scholarships

for Black High School Seniors

The aBC is committed to promoting excellence by ensuring high school students are able to further pursue their passions in STEM. As a way to add on to alliantgroup’s current scholarship program, the aBC is sponsoring various scholarships specifically for deserving Black High School Seniors who are interested in pursuing a STEM degree.

United Negro College Fund

Since 2021, the aBC has been proud to be a sponsor of the UNCF Walk for Education 5K, benefiting the United Negro College Fund!

Former IRS Commissioner and alliantgroup Strategic Advisory Board member, Eric Hylton, was awarded a UNCF scholarship when he was in college. Since then, he has been committed to giving back to UNCF to help other students just like him and since 2022 he serves on the UNCF Board.

The aBC is beyond proud to contribute to UNCF’s need-based college fund and to support black students!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

To celebrate MLK Day of Service, members from the aBC and other alliantgroup professionals and their families had a wonderful time helping beautify the Tom Wussow Park – Greenspoint Family YMCA! Our team helped remove old bushes, cut out weeds, and cleaned the entrance of the park.

HBCU Recruiting

Campus recruiting is an important aspect of alliantgroup’s recruiting efforts and essential to alliantgroup’s strategy of finding top talent. To further expand and diversify these efforts, the aBC is partnering with Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as top Black student organizations, such as National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), to find top talent.

As the alliantgroup Black Collaborative continues its mission of developing and supporting Black Excellence at alliantgroup and in the community, the members of aBC are grateful for the support of alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav and their fellow alliantgroup professionals.