Disney Working With Historically Black Colleges to Inspire Next Generation of Disney Employees


The Disney Parks Blog announced an employee led initiative inside Disney to deepen its relationships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

The HBCU strategy task force is led by Kristi Breen, Vice President, Disney International and Campus Programs and Disney Cruise Line Recruitment, and Avis Lewis, Vice President, Human Resources, Walt Disney Imagineering and Consumer Products, Games and Publishing. The goal is to introduce students to the many creative options available to them at Disney.

Per the Disney Parks Blog:

As part of our new efforts, Disney is helping create purposeful career paths for HBCU students from colleges including: Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Howard University in Washington, D.C., North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro and Hampton University in Virginia.

By working more closely with HBCUs, Disney will continue to build a robust, long-term pipeline of Black talent through the development of student internships, mentorship opportunities and inclusive hiring practices.