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Project Basta

BASTA’S Mission is to Close the employment gap for first-generation students of color and change the face of workforce leadership.

Founded: 2016 by Sheila Sarem, Maggie Raible

  • Program Area

    Education, Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    New York City, North America
  • Product Platforms

  • Budget

    $1,000,000 +
  • Founder Demographics

    Racial or Ethnicity Minority

Basta was founded in New York City as a direct-service organization for first-generation college graduates of color. Our animating vision was a world where a college degree provides equitable access to a choice-filled life. Our approach worked: 75% of Basta Fellows secure employment within 6 months. The Basta team reflects the diverse community we support—from our leadership to our interns. Our combined experiences in business and leadership across industries create the engine for Basta’s vision and impact.