Our story begins in New York in 1963. Inner city kids from underprivileged backgrounds face limited opportunities and, often, underperforming school systems. Students look for role models and support to achieve their aspirations.
New Yorker Michael Osheowitz is committed to the vision that ambition and intelligence – not zip codes or skin colour – should determine who succeeds. At age 24, he founds Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) as a mentoring programme to help underserved students gain admission to competitive colleges and universities.
SEO London’s scale has increased significantly across its three flagship programmes, SEO Careers, SEO Scholars and SEO Connect.
SEO London’s Careers Programme partners with over 50 sponsor firms across eight leading industries and has supported several thousand alumni into internships and graduate roles since 2000.
SEO Scholars provided hundreds of students with comprehensive training, mentoring and work experience.
SEO Connect connects our outstanding professionals with experienced job opportunities not just in the UK, but also Africa and Asia.