Realizing the disproportionality within their own company, and connecting that with the 51% of Black students and 47% of Latino students who don’t have access to computer science classes in school, Google decided to officially launch Code Next near the Fruitvale District in OAKLAND! Code Next is a computer science lab designed specifically to offer young Black and Latino students interested in computer science and technology the opportunity to learn more. Through Code Next curriculum, developed in partnership with MIT’s Media Lab, students will be able to learn how to code, participate in hands-on activities and expose themselves to computer language processing in after-school and weekend programs. Code Next will support students through high school and help them get into college. Once they graduate from college, students will have the choice to opt in to the tech industry. The program is FREE to attend, but students must be nominated by their school and/or non-profit organizations like Black Girls Code.
Take a look at the article to learn more about this amazing opportunity for students and families we support in our neighborhood communities!
Toshia Mears, Director of School Partnerships