Black History Month: Organizations Making a Difference in the Tech World

Kerryn
02.02.21 05:32 PM Comment(s)


February is Black History Month in the US, and here at TreSensa, we are recognizing some organizations that are making a big difference in the tech world and are supporting people of color in our industry. Continue reading to learn a little more about some of these amazing organizations and we invite you to join us in spreading the word, volunteering or donating so these organizations can continue working towards their goals and changing the world for the better.

Black Girls Code

Black Girls Code is on a mission to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. They also strive to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.

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All Star Code

All Star Code creates economic opportunity by developing a new generation of boys and young men of color with an entrepreneurial mindset who have the tools they need to succeed in a technological world. Additionally, All Star Code envisions a country where all young men of color have access to the tools of success, where the ability to thrive is available to all who are willing to dare greatly.
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Code2040

Code2040 is a nonprofit activating, connecting, and mobilizing the largest racial equity community in tech to dismantle the structural barriers that prevent the full participation and leadership of Black and Latinx technologists in the innovation economy. Through events, trainings, early-career programs, and knowledge sharing, Code2040 equips Black and Latinx technologists and their allies with the tools, connections, and care they need to advocate for and achieve racial equity in the tech industry.
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/dev/color

/dev/color’s mission is to empower Black software engineers to help one another grow into industry leaders. With the belief that the world is a better place when it accommodates and empowers more people, /dev/color is helping Black software engineers grow into tech industry leaders, working to realizing that vision.
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The Hidden Genius Project

The Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities. Black male youth demand, and are working towards, a future where their genius is celebrated, realized, and shines every day and is no longer hidden, suppressed or belittled.
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POC in Play

POC in Play is an independent organization creating a range of initiatives and programs of events designed to increase the visibility and representation of People of Colour in the video games industry. They aim to work with industry, educators, and other diversity organizations to create more opportunities for all.
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