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Premier talent solutions firm Vaco awards $5K grant to Alley Oop Hoops


Alley Oop Hoops is excited to announce our corporate sponsorship with Vaco, a premier talent solutions firm!

Vaco’s Raleigh office has awarded Alley Oop Hoops with a gracious $5,000 contribution to our Chromebook Drive. This donation will allow us to supply no less than 45 more students in the Raleigh-Durham area with Chromebooks as virtual learning continues to exponentially impact students without adequate access to hardware. The entirety of the donation will go dollar-for-dollar to Chromebooks.

Though Vaco is a talent and transformation company, the organizations high-level goals are far loftier. Through multiple associations and strategic partnerships, Vaco has cemented itself as a pillar in Triangle economic development and start-up growth. “To take the Triangle to the next level, organizations need to be more diverse, not just based on race and gender, but also in financial privilege and opportunities granted,” says Sid Mitchener, senior managing partner at Vaco. With the firm belief that “talent is equally distributed, whereas opportunity is not,” Vaco has set out to level the opportunities our community is offered. This includes holding monthly start-up mentorship and coaching, offering mock interviews for underserved groups, and investing in a diverse talent pipeline, particularly within STEM education. Sid adds, “We see the work Alley Oop is doing with our future generations and this is truly what will unlock the potential for both the individuals served, and the region as a whole.”

Given Vaco’s corporate and community focus on technology, finance and accounting, we are thrilled Vaco has agreed with the critical role that access plays in achieving positive outcomes.


Alley Oop Hoops is a mentoring program connecting youth to community advocates through our shared love of the game of basketball. Our mentors help student athletes reach their full potential on and off the court, with programs focused on leadership development, STEM education, entrepreneurship, career readiness, community engagement, and wellness, both physical and mental. ​The organization was founded in June 2020, as an approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization, EIN 85-1483359. All contributions are tax deductible. Alley Oop Hoops loves partnering with local leaders similarly committed to the development of our future generations.


Vaco provides boutique level service with global reach in the areas of consulting, consultative project resources, executive search, permanent placement and strategic staffing. Areas of expertise include c-suite search, accounting, finance, technology, health care IT, operations, administration and international managed services. Since its founding in 2002, Vaco has grown to serve more than 40 markets across the globe, 9,800 employees and $700 million in revenue. Vaco has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies for the past 14 years and was named to Forbes’ 2018 & 2019 lists of America’s Best Recruiting Firms.

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