has signed on to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Partnership Challenge to strengthen its efforts in building a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
The Challenge was created by the Congressional Bipartisan HCBU Caucus with the goal of expanding recruitment efforts from private companies to students at the HBCUs. Zillow is among 35 companies participating in the challenge, joining Amazon, Dell, Lyft, Pandora and Volvo Group North America.
“Zillow believes in the value of investing in, and actively engaging with HBCUs because they provide a collaborative learning environment that equips students with the skills to become future leaders,” said Racquel Russell, vice president of government relations and public affairs at Zillow. “Through our participation in the HBCU Partnership Challenge, we are committing to strengthening our recruiting pipeline through engagement with HBCUs to find many of the talented employees critical to fulfilling our mission of transforming the real estate experience for consumers so they can find and get into a home they love. Public-private partnerships like this are critical to growing a talented and diverse workforce.”