DIVERSIFYING TECH BY REMOVING BARRIERS

We make the tech ecosystem and entrepreneurship more diverse, inclusive, and impactful.
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FROM SMASH TO STARTUPS

The Kapor family of organizations works to remove barriers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and tech careers for underrepresented people of color. We take a comprehensive approach to fixing the leaks at every stage of the tech pipeline, from K-12 education through the workplace with education programs, advocacy, and social impact investing.

COMPUTER SCIENCE IN CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS:

California is a leader in the tech economy, but just 42% of California schools offer CS education, only 5% of California's students take CS, and there are large race, gender, and income equity gaps in access to CS education. Check out the landscape of K-12 CS education in California below:
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Did you know Latinx folks only make up 7% of tech occupations? The data shows little progress (1% increase in 4 years). We must diversify tech or risk new tech developments to be less aligned w/ the needs + expectations of Latinx communities. See Report: kaporcenter.org/expanding-the… pic.twitter.com/3ChNwyjIum

About 15 hours ago from Kapor Center's Twitter via Sprout Social

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WELCOME TO THE KAPOR CENTER

Our home is a destination for Oakland startups and community partners to channel the innovation of the tech world toward solving the problems that impact our communities.
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