In an effort to increase awareness of and interest in accounting and finance careers among minority youth, longtime Point Park benefactors, the late Kathleen and George White, gave Point Park University's School of Business a $1 million dollar gift to launch the Urban Accounting Initiative.
The Urban Accounting Initiative is led by Herman L. Reid, Jr., Ed.D., director of academic and economic development and Edward Scott, C.P.A., M.B.A., the George Rowland White Endowed Professor of Accounting and Finance.
- Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) — For junior and senior high school students
- All About Accounting — Scholarship opportunities, fun facts about the career field of accounting and more
- BOLD Program — For middle school students
For more information about the Urban Accounting Initiative and related programs, contact Herman L. Reid, Jr. at 412-392-8175 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Edward Scott, C.P.A., M.B.A., at 412-392-3972 or email@example.com.
Video: Be Inspired to Make an Impact
The Urban Accounting Initiative focuses on accounting as a career path, and also encourages students to think about their future, set a goal of earning a college degree, and give back to improve their communities.
The following video, created by the tech company Grasshopper, depicts the idea that one person really can make a difference by taking the initiative, as entrepreneurs do, to make the world a better place.