Diversifying Tech By Removing Barriers

We make the tech ecosystem and entrepreneurship more diverse, inclusive, and impactful.

Our Work
 

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 39% of California schools offer CS education, only 3% of California students take CS, and there are large equity gaps in access to CS education. Check out the landscape of K-12 CS education in California below:

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Gender differences in CS performance is a myth! @CSforCA report reveals that female students pass AP CS exams at the same rate as their male peers, but just 29% are taking CS courses👩‍💻👨‍💻. Find out how we can close the gender gap: bit.ly/CSinSchools #CSforCA pic.twitter.com/fqS2MUkmEU

About 8 hours ago from Kapor Center's Twitter via Hootsuite Inc.

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Welcome to the Kapor Center

Our new home will be 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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