Making Curriculum Pop

The following list of programs comes from a Fast Company Article titled "CAN INTEL SOLVE TECH'S DIVERSITY PROBLEM?"


These organizations are trying to repair leaks in the tech pipeline at every level.


Black Girls Code: This national program works to encourage interest in tech among young black girls through daylong hackathons and workshops. BGC recently helped launch an initiative to teach 1,000 Latina girls coding skills.

Institute for Broadening Participation:Funded in part by NASA, IBP develops a variety of STEM–focused projects. Its Pathways to Science database lets users comb through more than 1,500 camps, workshops, and fellowships, from kindergarten to postdoc.


StreetCode Academy: Mentors from the local tech scene help youths ages 14 to 24 in ­poverty-stricken East Palo Alto learn how to code software and develop websites.

All-Star Code: This New York City–based initiative prepares high school–age boys of color for tech careers through internships, coding classes, and mentorship.


City Startup Labs: Based in North Carolina, this tech incubator recruits young black men into a 15-week academy that helps them build startups and develop skills like business-plan pitching and team-building.

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation: With workshops, undergrad research exposure, and mentoring, this NSF–funded program supports minority students working on bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields.


Code2040: Cofounded by entrepreneur Tristan Walker, Code2040 helps black and Latino engineers navigate the tech sector with a fellows program that has placed talent at Facebook, Jawbone, and LinkedIn.

Latino Startup Alliance: The LSA, which supports Latino would-be tech entrepreneurs, has teamed up with Square and Xoom to launch "Soy Empresaria," a business-plan competition with a $10,000 grant as the prize.

Kapor Capital: Mitch and Freada Kapor Klein’s firm funds startups focused on positive social impact. Its portfolio includes Make School, a software engineering academy which students graduate from debt-free, and Hopscotch, whose iPad app teaches kids programming.


Flatiron School: New Yorkers ages 18 to 26 without college degrees can enroll in this coding school’s free web-­development fellowship—funded by the city—where they’ll learn programming skills. Microsoft and BuzzFeed have already recruited graduates.

Coalition for Queens: Coalition for Queens invites women, minorities, and immigrants to enroll for free in a nine-month, part-time mobile-app development class called Access Code 2.0.


Paradigm IQ: The Bay Area consultant helps companies apply the metrics and development strategies they use to design great products to recruit and retain diverse employee bases.

Vaya Consulting: A firm that works with companies like GitHub on strategies like conflict resolution to help foster an environment of inclusion.

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