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All Star Code Raises Over $1 Million To Expand STEM Summer Program For Boys Of Color

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Young black men in the areas of New York City and Pittsburgh will have the opportunity to learn about web development and entrepreneurship in the fifth annual “Summer Intensive” STEM Summer program hosted by All Star Code (ASC).

It was recently announced that the program raised $1 million to fund their mission. ASC was created to educate, prepare, and place young men of color in the tech industry. According to Christina Lewis, who founded ASC in 2013, the organization is on track to educate a total of 10,000 young black and Latino men in tech and entrepreneurship by 2022.

“All Star Code’s impact continues to spread as we establish a pipeline of talented and ambitious young entrepreneurs who are ready to enter the tech industry,” said Lewis in a statement. “Tech is one of the most influential and lucrative industries, so it’s vital that Black and Latino young men are better represented in this space to capture its economic opportunity.”

Summer Intensive consist of a free six-week course that teaches students web development skills and about entrepreneurship. It also empowers students with soft skills and a network of like-minded peers.

The effectiveness of All Star Code’s curriculum is amplified by corporate partners like AT&T, Cisco, Goldman Sachs, Google, JPMorgan Chase, MLB, and Medidata, as well as the academic institutions Chatham University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, which provide operational and financial support and services. Through these partnerships, students will gain access to mentorships, speakers, and professional work culture.

ASC has received a record number of applicants—nearly 1,000 for just 160 spots. Find out more about this innovative summer program by visiting www.allstarcode.org.

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