Target Supporting the Next Generation of Black Talent
A Bullseye View | February 22, 2021
Target is partnering with historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as an essential part to ensuring Black guests see themselves represented in products, stores and teams. From their focus on serving first-generation students to their important work helping bridge the academic achievement gap, HBCUs play a critical role in supporting and developing Black talent.
Target’s inaugural HBCU Design Challenge, invited HBCU students to submit designs for potential inclusion in Target’s Black History Month collection. Three winning designs were chosen and they learned all aspects of production to have their design featured in the collection.
Black History Month collection design winner, Isaiah Timmons shares more -
“The social justice issues in America at the time were weighing heavily on me, and in the end, it fueled my drive to create this design. It was really about representing people coming together in spite of the pandemic and social justice issues we face to lean on one another and progress.”
Target continues to provide spaces for HBCU students to find inspiration and networking opportunities. HBCU students from across the country attend workshops, networking roundtables and fireside chats featuring voices like Dara Treseder, senior vice president of Global Marketing & Communications at Peloton, and Daymond John, CEO of FUBU & the Shark Group.