All Access Initiative - Charles River Associates

All-Access Initiative

All Access Initiative - Charles River Associates Since its founding in 1965, CRA has built its reputation and culture on a fervent commitment to curiosity and knowledge. It is why our clients come to us with their most pressing challenges and why are able to attract such diverse and dynamic talent.

All-Access Initiative

As part of our Community Advancement efforts —one of the four pillars of our broader Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework—we have chosen “access to higher education” as our primary focus.

To this end, we launched All-Access, a companywide endeavor aimed at championing the importance of education, particularly within traditionally underserved populations. By partnering with nonprofits, charities and NGOs, our goal is to create real, lasting change within these communities while encouraging our team members to get involved. The programs and partnerships under the All-Access Initiative demonstrate our long-term commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, while creating a pipeline of talent that can help transform those fields that are traditionally hard to break into.

All-Access programs and partnerships include:

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    American Economic Association Summer Program

    As part of our broader effort to increase diversity in the field of economics, CRA has partnered with Howard University in Washington, D.C., to support the school’s American Economic Association (AEA) summer program. The purpose of this initiative is to give students real-world knowledge of applied research while helping diversify the economics pipeline.

    CRA hosts several AEA scholars each year at our office in Washington, D.C., where they complete an immersive eight-week internship within one of our many practice areas at CRA learning from some of the very best minds in the industry.

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    Scholarship Program

    CRA also launched a scholarship program focused on increasing diversity in economics and STEM by helping students who are first generation and/or who come from underrepresented or socioeconomically challenging backgrounds.