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Code2College hosted a Vision 2024 Summit for high school girls to win $30k in scholarships
Code2College hosted a summit for Black and Latina high school girls, where they had opportunity to pitch business ideas to five women executives working for Meta, Google, WPEngine, and other companies.
Bank of America touts support of Austin nonprofits
Bank of America Corp. shared that it funneled more than $32.5 million in 2022 to Central Texas organizations dedicated to supporting economic mobility.
Seeing yourself in STEM
For most kids, a casual summer job might involve working the checkout at a local supermarket. Or perhaps a stint as a camp counselor. It’s not often you’d hear a teenager say, “I’ve got a software engineering internship at a global tech company.”
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Code2College is an economic empowerment, college access and workforce development program that recruits volunteers from the Tech community to deliver a high-touch program model.
How nonprofits, tech giants are trying to bridge digital divide in Austin
Even in a city overflowing with tech profits and tech talent, pockets of Austin lack access to the technology and connectivity many take for granted. Code2College is a leading example of an organization trying to reduce disparities in tech.
What Does a Great Internship Look Like?
One of our favorite partnerships is with Code2College, where we host high school engineering interns each summer. Just this week, we heard from one of last summer’s interns, who shared the list of top-rated universities he’d been accepted to.
Unique internship has high schoolers working along- side software programmers
This past summer, Maria Contreras found herself putting her new skills [from Code2College] to use at Indeed, the job recruitment platform. At age 17, she was a high schooler working side-by-side with college interns and getting paid.
Building Equitable Pathways to STEM Careers
Coding is about collaboration and helping society through creative problem-solving. That’s the lesson that high school students are getting through Code2College.
Code2College preparing students for careers in tech
VIDEO: The Austin-based group Code2College is making sure students from all backgrounds are prepared for careers in the tech field.
Austin-based Code2College races to solve the tech world’s inequity puzzle
Code2College started with 30 Austin students from Akins High School and the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. Of those working after school with volunteer coaches, 70 percent were girls, 80 percent African American or Hispanic.
Catapult any student into the STEM universe through Code2College
“Our pitch to schools: Are you interested in your students, particularly your low-income students, girls and students of color entering STEM fields and learning from experts?” [Matt Stephenson] says. "That's what we're here to do."