Ben Jealous is joining our staff!

Former NAACP president & CEO will focus on social impact investments in tech startups and community organizations that narrow gaps (Oakland, CA)-  Benjamin Todd Jealous, who served as President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) until last December, will join the Kapor Center for Social Impact as a partner, the Center announced today. …

First-ever Latin@ Tech Conference to Precede SXSW Interactive

WHEN: March 6, 2014 WHERE:  George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, Austin TX The Kapor Center for Social Impact, along with Kety Esquivel, Principal of Esquivel McCarson Consulting and Ana Flores, Principal of Latina Bloggers Connect announce the start of planning for the first ever Latino Technology Conference to precede SXSW. “We decided to hold this pre-SXSW Latino Technology Conference in …

Level the Coding Field

At the Kapor Center, we often say “Silicon Valley is losing out on untapped talent,” and “when the community of tech CREATORS more accurately reflects the demographics of the nation, we will see the kind of innovations our country needs.”  We truly believe that those living with the most pressing challenges in society are those who will also find the …

For the Love of Oakland

Oakland’s collective heart breaks again, this time for two young men who were shot and killed while working at a restaurant in our neighborhood on Monday night. Too many folks outside our town will shake their heads and sigh, “Oakland.”  Too many of us inside will say “Oh no, not again.”  Neither response is complete or satisfying.  Neither eases the …