Equitable Tech Apprenticeship Toolkit

Co-designed with equity champions in tech, the Equitable Tech Apprenticeship Toolkit is a one-stop resource offering tech workers, leaders, and policymakers actionable guidance on how to increase racial and educational inclusion through apprenticeship. The toolkit is for tech employees interested in pioneering new equitable standards in technical talent development as well as innovation that leads to more inclusive products.  Whether you’re …

Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Computer Science Education: A Framework

Recognizing the need for a research-driven framework to design and implement equitable and culturally responsive-sustaining pedagogy within computer science classrooms, we have developed The Culturally Responsive-Sustaining CS Framework for K-12 computer science education. The Culturally Responsive-Sustaining CS Framework builds upon decades of theory and research on culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy across disciplines and was developed in partnership with researchers, …

The Leaky Tech Pipeline

The Leaky Tech Pipeline framework and website are meant to increase understanding of the causes of disparities in the technology ecosystem, raise awareness about effective strategies and stages for intervention, and drive the development and implementation of comprehensive solutions. Key findings include: Low-income students and students of color are 12x less likely to have access to CS courses in their …

Expanding the Latinx Tech Pipeline – The Time For Action Is Now

As the COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted America’s economic and social life, it also exposed long-lived inequities across racial and ethnic groups. Latinx, together with Black Americans, disproportionately shouldered the burden of this far-reaching crisis. Overrepresented in frontline positions, both groups were among the most severely affected in terms of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. The pandemic also took its toll …

The Black Technology Workforce: Designing a More Inclusive Future

Why aren’t there more Black workers in tech, and why is progress so slow? Download infographic here. Overall data trends across the tech industry show a disparity in Black representation across the ecosystem. Since 2014, advocacy groups (including the Congressional Black Caucus and the Rainbow PUSH Coalition), journalists, researchers, tech employees, and numerous other stakeholders have played a significant role …

The 2017 Tech Leavers Study

What would you do if your colleagues continually shared offensive and stereotypical racial jokes? How would you respond if the same managers who continually made sexist comments also unfairly critiqued your work contributions, while you watched others being fast-tracked for promotions? Or if your co-workers questioned your legal status to work,your English skills, or your ability to do your job? …

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PowerMoves.NOLA to offer Risingstars Boot Camp presented by Techstars

This is a guest blog by our friend, September Hargrove, at the New Orleans Start-Up Fund (NOLA). PowerMoves.NOLA, an initiative of the New Orleans Startup Fund, and in promotional partnership with the 2014 ESSENCE Festival™ has announced that they will offer the Risingstars Boot Camp presented by Techstars in New Orleans this July 3rd – 5th. The Risingstars Boot Camp …

In Largely White Male Tech World, Why Capitalism Needs An Upgrade

CNN Op-Ed, March 28, 2014 By Mitchell Kapor and Benjamin Todd Jealous When Frederick Hutson left prison in 2012 after serving four years on marijuana-related charges, he realized he had gained something more than his freedom: insight into an overlooked consumer market. Many inmates are stuck in an age before Instagram or Facebook, relying on envelopes and pay phones to connect with family …

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Latin@s in Tech Pre-Conference Coming to SXSW

In one week the Kapor Center will descend upon Austin, Texas for the first ever Latin@s in Tech SxSW pre-conference, uniting some of the most accomplished Latino/a tech leaders in the country. The one day conference on March 6th will feature notable speakers, including Maria Hinojosa and Ben Jealous, panels, and sessions aimed to unite Latino/as in tech with the …

Hot Jobs!

Not that kind of Jobs. Three of our partner/portfolio organizations are hiring! Check ’em out and spread the word to your diverse networks! #YesWeCode is looking for a Project Manager. See the job description here. The #YesWeCode initiative targets low-opportunity youth and provides them with the necessary resources and tools to become world-class computer programmers. #YesWeCode will recruit hundreds of …