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 …

DEIB

DEIB Certificate Program Preparing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging leaders to make impactful organizational change in tech. DEIB Certificate Program Preparing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging leaders to make impactful organizational change in tech. At A Glance Our four-course program addresses the following: Foundational Knowledge Learn about historical context and foundational building blocks essential for learning and making impact. DEIB …

SMASH x Humane Workshop: Mastering the Tech + Behavioral Interview (Virtual Workshop)

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Attention: If you’re ever planning on interviewing for a job, this workshop applies to you! Join us for the May 20th workshop on navigating and succeeding in the behavioral and technical interview process! This is the third and final session of the SMASH Summit series. It’s run in partnership with Humane and will be held at 4 PM PST. Angela …

State of the Black Tech Ecosystem

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Despite the commitments made by large tech corporations over the past couple of years, the State of Tech Diversity: The Black Tech Ecosystem report revealed that progress towards racial equity has stalled across the tech pipeline. What now? How do we create systemic solutions to address the barriers facing Black talent across traditional and alternative educational pathways, the tech workforce, …

State of Tech Diversity: The Black Tech Ecosystem

STATE OF TECH DIVERSITY The Black Tech Ecosystem Access Full Report The Black Tech Ecosystem STATE OF TECH DIVERSITY Download Report Technological change, innovation, and disruption is occurring across all industries and significantly impacting our economy, our society, and our democracy, but Black communities have yet to benefit from technology’s promise and potential. Despite a decade of attention and recent …

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Expanding The Latinx Tech Pipeline The Time For Action Is Now Access Full Report Expanding The Latinx Tech Pipeline THE TIME FOR ACTION IS NOW Access Full Report 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 …

Fireside Chat with Author, Jim Lowry

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Join Jim Lowry as he talks about lessons learned from his 30+ year career of minority business development. You’ll get practical strategies on securing the mentors, networks, and capital required for success as you pursue your dream of being a tech entrepreneur. You will also get a chance to win a copy of his new book, Change Agent: A Life …

Founders Making Waves in the Black Community

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One of the hardest questions to answer when considering starting a VC-backed company is “Am I ready to start a company? How will my company succeed?” There are hundreds of thoughts that run through a founder’s mind from the start and throughout their journey. Join us for a conversation with Clarence Bethea founder of Upsie moderated by Greg Bennett of …

How to Talk to Your Boss About Race Book Launch Event

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Racism is the default in our society and nowhere is the issue of race more embedded than in the workplace. Fighting racism at work means pushing the workplace to become something that it has never been before—truly equitable. As we contend with the Great Resignation and the impact of Covid, particularly among those most marginalized, it’s become more critical than …

CRCS Framework Core Component 4: Student Voices

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What’s the most authentic way to engage students as experts in the classroom so they can lead activities, support peer-to-peer teaching and offer critical feedback? Join our national panel of student leaders to learn about their own experience!