The Bronx PIC

The Bronx Private Industry Council (PIC) is an employer-led, student-centered alliance transforming how businesses, schools, and community organizations develop talent pipelines in The Bronx. The Bronx PIC connects Bronx employers with the talent they need to achieve their long-term business goals, creates internships and work-based learning opportunities for Bronx students, and helps to build a bright economic future for the borough.


Bronx PIC Mission

For too long, the employer voice has not been central to the design and implementations of workforce development initiatives. The Bronx PIC brings employers together to articulate common needs and challenges, and develop shared solutions. PIC members start with a common goal: to develop a more prepared workforce and a deep base of local talent from which employers can recruit.

The Thinkubator

The Bronx PIC Thinkubator is a paid opportunity for high school students to come together with professionals to create solutions to real-world business problems. Following an innovative program designed by The DO School, students take a big-picture approach, working directly with participating companies to understand the employer’s challenges and needs in order to develop thoughtful solutions. The Thinkubator provides Bronx youth with hands-on opportunities to develop project management and leadership skills, while offering employers innovative ideas to enhance their business.

Demonstrated Success

During summer 2019, The Bronx PIC worked with employer members to provide nearly 500 young people with meaningful employment opportunities. Paid, summer experiences are vital to providing young people the space to explore careers and to building a skilled talent pipeline for Bronx companies.

Our Team

  • Dr. Edward “Eddie” Summers

    Executive Director, The Bronx Private Industry Council

  • Max Griffith

    Project Manager, Placements, Work-Based Learning Labs

  • Julian Joyner

    Project Manager, The Bronx Private Industry Council

  • James Walrond


  • Sharone Wellington-deAnda

    Program Manager, The Bronx Private Industry Council