Empowering Black & Latinx students to pursue successful careers in Information Science & Technology
BLISTS was founded in 1992, at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool), to address the lack of support for Black and Latinx students interested in information science and technology. Our mission is to educate students about careers in information science and technology, provide computer literacy support, and help students build strong corporate and alumni networks.
Since 1992, we have fulfilled our mission by centering our work around Networking, Mentorship, and Support. The impact of this work has spanned multiple decades, supported hundreds of Black & Latinx students into careers in Information Technology, and inspired many more to give back to the communities that they represent.