Vision 2024

Vision 2024 Annual Report

Vision 2024

Though the majority of the students we serve are Black or Latinx and female, these students are consistently the most impacted by the inequities in society and the technical workforce, at large.

To combat this, Code2College launched a bold initiative in June 2020: to place 200 Black and Latina women into STEM roles by the year 2024.

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We call this initiative Vision 2024, and invite you – students, volunteers and funders alike – to join it.

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What is Vision 2024?

The heart of this initiative is strategic mentorship. Our participating Black and Latina girls – whom we call Legacies – are paired with technical and executive mentors, who establish strong professional relationships with Legacies by providing critical support centered around career growth and development through regular virtual meetings.

Additionally, Legacies Hear Exclusively From A Guest Speaker From An Important STEM Field In Monthly STEM Exposure Workshops. Each Month, This Workshop Focuses On A Different Career Path In STEM About Which Our Guest Speaker Offers Their Insight, Personal Experience And Exposure To Related Fields.

The Vision 2024 Impact

Kristy L., a Code2College alumna, was struggling at Texas A&M University. She believed that having top grades was an important indicator of her ability to thrive in a STEM career, so when she got grades she wasn’t happy with, she became anxious about her future.

But she was also a Vision 2024 Legacy.

Lauren Luensmann, Vice President of Systems at H-E-B, was an executive mentor to Kristy and provided both professional and emotional support while Kristy was in college.
Lauren Luensmann, Vice President of Systems at H-E-B, was an executive mentor to Kristy and provided both professional and emotional support while Kristy was in college.

She told her executive mentor Lauren Luensmann, Vice President of Systems at H-E-B, about her grades and career anxieties. Lauren coached Kristy through, and eventually encouraged her to apply for the technical internship opening at H-E-B.

Not only did Kristy land that internship, but she did so well that her H-E-B manager offered Kristy a full time position in their Cybersecurity department upon her college graduation!

Code2College Alumni: Kristy

“Lauren was the domino that led to a cascade of other dominos. If it wasn’t for her, I’d still be really hard on myself – and I definitely would not have this [cybersecurity] job!”

Vision 2024 programming could not be possible without the incredible support of our Vision 2024 Funding Partners.


Code2College Funding Partner: National Instruments


Vision 2024 Funding Partner: Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
Code2College Funding Partner: Q2
Vision 2024 Funding Partner: Polaris


Vision 2024 Funding Partner: Amazon
Code2College Funding Partner: Applied Materials
Vision 2024 Funding Partner: APTIV
Code2College Funding Partner: Cirrus Logic
Vision 2024 Funding Partner: indeed
Vision 2024 Funding Partner: Kendra Scott
Vision 2024 Funding Partner: Legacy Collective
Vision 2024 Funding Partner: Logic Monitor
Code2College Funding Partner: Meta
Vision 2024 Funding Partner: Media Sourcery
Vision 2024 Funding Partner: NXP
Vision 2024 Funding Partner: OJO
Code2College Funding Partner: SailPoint
Vision 2024 Funding Partner: SKG
Vision 2024 Funding Partner: WeWork
Vision 2024 Funding Partner: Webber Family Foundation
Code2College Funding Partner: YETI

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