The National Action Network – Greater Baltimore Chapter has announced that Career Communications Group Publisher, Chairman & CEO Tyrone Taborn will receive the 2022 STEM Promoter Award during the chapter’s first annual Black History Month Celebration. The event will be held Saturday, February 26 and the theme is “Black History Month Matters.”
Taborn is the publisher and CEO of Career Communications Group a multicultural media services company that connects diverse talent in science technology engineering and math (STEM) fields to leading employers. Incorporated in 1981 Career Communications Group (CCG) has built lasting partnerships with top employers for science and engineering talent through its annual conferences magazines and the STEM City USA metaverse to inspire the next generation of American innovators.
Taborn is the founder of the Foundation for Educational Development. The foundation’s programs include three media campaigns—Black Family Technology Awareness Week La Familia Technology Awareness Week and The Native American Family Technology Journey—dedicated to providing access to the digital workforce.
Taborn was a contributing author to the book Learning Race and Ethnicity Youth and Digital Media which was funded by the MacArthur Foundation and published by MIT Press. He also wrote, “Closing the Racial Digital Divide” one of ten essays in The Covenant with Black America (Third World Press). The 2006 New York Times bestseller was compiled by Tavis Smiley.
Taborn is a frequent speaker on the digital divide and STEM education. He has appeared on several prime-time television shows. In 2019 the National Science Board (NSB) honored Taborn for his exemplary service in promoting public understanding of science and engineering.
According to their website, the Greater Baltimore Chapter (GBC) is one of the National Action Network’s many chapters across the United States that meet and organize around local issues.
The National Action Network Greater Baltimore Chapter (“NAN Baltimore”) kicked off its initial community service plan with a Rev. Martin Luther King, Day Celebration that announced support in addressing the current hunger, health; and homelessness during the pandemic.
The National Action Network (NAN) is a not-for-profit, civil rights organization founded by the Reverend Al Sharpton in New York City, New York, in early 1991. The National Action Network is headquartered in Harlem, New York, and currently has over 105 chapters in cities around the nation.