Greg Greenlee, a systems engineer at data center provider Appica, started Blacks in Technology four years ago to create a community for African-Americans in the tech field.
Who they want: Technical professionals at all levels, and from all ethnic backgrounds, as volunteers and/or members. "Everybody benefits from cross-cultural exchanges," Greenlee says.
Volunteer profile: Ayori Selassie, a product manager at Salesforce.com, discovered Blacks in Technology via Twitter and now helps out with business development, alignment and organizational strategy. "I want to see a new stereotype emerge of African-Americans being obsessed with problem-solving of all varieties -- technical, business, social and cultural," says Selassie.