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Darnella Frazier’s video was key to the Chauvin conviction. Young people are key to achieving justice

Apr. 21, 2021 2:01 pm

Darnella Frazier’s video was key to the Chauvin conviction. Young people are key to achieving justice

Philly STEM teacher Ami Patel Hopkins offers resources for educators and parents to empower students and children to use their voices.
Peirce College’s new tech training program combines workforce development and higher education

Apr. 20, 2021 1:36 pm

Peirce College’s new tech training program combines workforce development and higher education

Career Bridge aims to bridge the access gap for displaced workers. And a new expansion of the Urban League's Urban Tech Jobs Program has similar goals.
Resource Roundup: $100M for entrepreneurs of color, and Zoom app development

Apr. 19, 2021 9:42 am

Resource Roundup: $100M for entrepreneurs of color, and Zoom app development

Plus, grants especially for Southwest Philly businesses.
Assistive technology can be prohibitively expensive. This org makes it accessible

Apr. 15, 2021 11:20 am

Assistive technology can be prohibitively expensive. This org makes it accessible

The Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation provides funding for assistive technology for people with disabilities.
These Philly youth STEM programs are getting a boost from the state

Apr. 14, 2021 10:23 am

These Philly youth STEM programs are getting a boost from the state

The grants come from a $10.8 million fund to expand access to computer science and STEM education for Pennsylvania learners.
This Wharton analysis breaks down the American Jobs Plan’s potential long-term impact

Apr. 8, 2021 11:18 am

This Wharton analysis breaks down the American Jobs Plan’s potential long-term impact

Workforce development is a big part of the Biden administration's proposal.
Coded by Kids is bringing an inclusive lens to the Mentor Connect founders program

Apr. 6, 2021 5:37 pm

Coded by Kids is bringing an inclusive lens to the Mentor Connect founders program

The five-year-old program from Ben Franklin Technology Partners and PACT helps entrepreneurs through the startup phase.
Crowdfunding platform REUNION is forming a cohort of underrepresented Philly founders

Apr. 5, 2021 4:52 pm

Crowdfunding platform REUNION is forming a cohort of underrepresented Philly founders

Apps are due for the Comcast-supported campaign, which will connect founders of color and others with funding and mentorship, by April 9.
‘What if Camden is a place you can source remote workers from?’

Apr. 5, 2021 9:57 am

‘What if Camden is a place you can source remote workers from?’

Hopeworks is launching a new coworking space for tech trainees and alumni. Executive Director Dan Rhoton sees it as a poverty fighter and community booster, too.
Case studies: How can tech employers boost diversity in the talent pipeline, starting with K-12?

Apr. 1, 2021 1:50 pm

Case studies: How can tech employers boost diversity in the talent pipeline, starting with K-12?

From funding to mentorship, leaders from local and national tech training orgs tell us how nonprofits and businesses can better collaborate in preparing young people for tech careers. One lesson: Companies, "you don’t need to come here and come save us."

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