All Star Code Receives $500,000 Grant from Nike to Expand Training Programs for Young Minority Men

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A top computer science nonprofit, All Star Code, has landed a $500,000 grant from Nike.

The organization plans to use funding from the sportswear giant to scale its web development and leadership training programs for young minority men, per People Of Color In Tech.

All Star Code (ASC) says the grant is the single largest donation since its founding in 2013. The organization creates economic opportunities for young men of color by helping them develop the tools needed to succeed in a technological world.

The ASC runs a free, six-week education program backed by leading tech companies such as Google and AT&T. The program, conducted in New York City and Pittsburgh, helps teach students about entrepreneurship, game design, computer science, and web development.

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SOURCE: Black Enterprise

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