Michael B. Jordan is setting up reliable transportation for people of colour.
The Black Panther star, 33, is partnering with Lyft’s charitable programme LyftUp through his Outlier Society Fellowship, to give free rides to people of colour and recent college graduates from underserved communities in Los Angeles and New York.
The free transportation will be for rides to employment-related destinations like job interviews, mentorship events, internships and career counseling.
“Reliable transportation is often taken for granted. It plays a critical role in arriving on time to a job interview, the first day and every workday after,” said Jordan. “I am proud to partner with Lyft to provide rides for Outlier Society fellows.”
“Together, through the LyftUp initiative, we will work to alleviate some of the transportation barriers young professionals in under-sourced communities may experience,” he added.
Jordan’s partnership with LyftUp comes after the programme launched in January with LeBron James, who teamed up with the ride share company through his empowerment business Uninterrupted, to expand bikeshare access across the country.
“Growing up, a bike changed everything for me. It was more than a way to go see my friends or play basketball — it was a way of life,” James, 35, said in January.
James added, “A bike opened doors, allowed me to get to safe places after school, and gave me access to opportunities I never would have known. I’m proud that Uninterrupted can join Lyft in bringing that access to kids and people in communities across the country.”