INIT is a non-profit organization empowering underserved communities to launch careers in technology. We establish INIT chapters at schools, colleges, and municipalities, providing free experiential learning and career development programs for everyone. We also partner with employers to foster a diverse talent pipeline into the tech industry, closing the talent gap and helping low-income individuals achieve economic mobility.
INIT was founded by the student and alumni leaders behind the successful UPE student organization at FIU, who have helped thousands of students land jobs in tech since 2014. Seeing the need to help more students and the opportunity to scale, our team decided to start our very own non-profit to drive this work moving forward.
INIT is supported by the Knight Foundation, Lab22c, Venture Miami, and academic institutions in Miami-Dade County including FIU, MDC, FMU, and more.