Google Provides $750,000 to Help Minority College students in Tech

Google has given $775,000 in grants to CODE2040, a San Francisco-based mostly nonprofit, with the aim of supporting minority college students who need to discover jobs in tech. CODE2040 and Google confirmed the grants, which have been first reported by the Wall Road Journal, to NBC Information. "We’re so thrilled to have Google’s help as we roll out two new packages in 2015," stated Laura Weidman Powers, CODE2040’s co-founder and CEO, in an e mail. "We have discovered a lot from operating our flagship Fellows Program since 2012, and we will not wait to convey these insights into this new programming." CODE2040 presents packages to black and Hispanic college students who need to work in tech, exposing them to mentors and job alternatives. Google was amongst various corporations that launched variety numbers final yr that exposed disproportionately white and male workforces.

"Our hope is that by means of the help of those entrepreneurs-in-residence and the packages we placed on with our companions, we will increase the pipeline of black and Latino entrepreneurial expertise throughout these cities," John Lyman, head of partnerships for Google for Entrepreneurs, stated in a press release on Tuesday.


— Matthew DeLuca

First revealed February 2 2015, three:05 PM