Our Programs

The Icon Project programs work towards creating wellness and leadership development opportunities in the lives of Black and Brown Men in tech. Our programs consist of a fellows program, community network, annual virtual summit, and a fund to access mental health and coaching opportunities through our partner network.

Icon Therapy Fund
The Icon Therapy Fund provides financial support for Black and Brown Men to access mental health services through our partner networks.
Fellows Program
The Icon Fellows Program provides professional development, career coaching, and mental health opportunities for Black and Brown men in tech.
Community
The Icon Community is an invite-only network that provides a safe space for Black and Brown Men in tech.
Icon Summit
The Icon Summit shares the accomplishments of Black and Brown men in tech while highlighting solutions to mental health, professional development, and leadership opportunities.
Why Mental Health Now?
We’re currently in a mental health crisis exacerbated by the pandemic, historical trauma, and years of oppression.

6.6% of Black Men receive mental health services, which is the lowest compared to women and other ethnic groups’ rates.


25% of people with mixed identities reported having a mental illness.


16% of Hispanics and Latinx individuals have reported a mental illness within the past year(2019-2020) – that’s about 10 million people .

Sources can be found here..

AAPI individuals make up only 6% of the U.S. population, but of those about 15% have reported a mental illness in the past year(2019-2020). That is over 2.9 million people!


Only 3.7% of members in the American Psychiatric Association and 1.5% of members in the American Psychological Association are Black


19% of humans who are Native and Indigenous have reported a mental illness in the past year(2019-2020)

Sources can be found here..

OUR PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

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Startup Policy Lab

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https://google.com/

https://www.firsttechfed.com

Coaching Partners

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Therapy Partners

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Contact us to learn more about partnership opportunities here.

Updates From The Blog

We Are In Charge of Our Own Happiness via Johnas Street – Icon Talk Series

“They told me that I control my career. I control my career, so I have to be vigilant and I need to know what it is that I want to do for my career. I need to have this idea in my head and you kind of manifest it and speak it. Speak it to people, tell people what you want to do. Because they say a closed mouth don’t get fed.

2020 Was the Black In Tech Movement I Waited My Entire Life For, But I Was Too Depressed To Participate.

African American adults are 20% more likely to experience mental health issues than the rest of the population.
 Only 3.7% of members in the American Psychiatric Association and 1.5% of members in the American Psychological Association are Black.
Hispanics and Latinx individuals only make up 18.3% of the population, and of those about 16% have reported a mental illness within the past year – that’s about 10 million people [which is more than the population of New York City].

The Data: Why We Must Work Toward Mental Health Solutions

African American adults are 20% more likely to experience mental health issues than the rest of the population.
 Only 3.7% of members in the American Psychiatric Association and 1.5% of members in the American Psychological Association are Black.
Hispanics and Latinx individuals only make up 18.3% of the population, and of those about 16% have reported a mental illness within the past year – that’s about 10 million people [which is more than the population of New York City].