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 …

César Chávez Biopic Hitting Theaters This Weekend

“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, and the future is ours.”-César Chávez César Chávez galvanized mass support for farm workers’ rights in the 1960s by …

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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 …

Join Us! Seeking Research Prize Manager!

People: We’re emerging from planning and are eager to re-launch our Hidden Bias Research Prize! But we need additional hands and leadership in order to do it, so we’re on the fast track to hire a program manager. Essentially we’re looking for someone with super-strong project management skills, an entrepreneurial/go-getter spirit, familiarity with academic research and the tech sector, and …

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 …

Undocumented and Unafraid: DREAMers and Jose Antonio Vargas

The Kapor Center and our partners at Define American screened the film Documented, written and directed by Jose Antonio Vargas, to an audience of more than 250 people on Tuesday January 28th at the Kaiser Center in Oakland. The film was an inspiring portrait of Jose, who, after winning the Pulitzer Prize for his writing with the Washington Post on …

Happy Martin Luther King Day!

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. catalyzed revolutionary social change, plowing through insurmountable odds to usher in the next chapter of racial justice in America. We can honor the sacrifices made in the civil rights movement by forging new paths to opportunity that did not exist yesterday. At the Kapor Center, we frequently reflect upon the state of equality in America …

Let’s Not Leave Genius on the Table

In his keynote address at the 2013 SoCap conference last week, Van Jones offered an audience of investors and entrepreneurs a “scheme” (his words) to advance Dr. King’s Dream, a “scheme” to create “a Silicon Valley Dr. King would be proud of.” Van proposed joining forces to bring together 100,000 low-income African American youth  – 25k in the East, 25k, in …