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All Star Code Receives A $500K Grant From Nike This #GivingTuesday

It’s #GivingTuesday 2021, and Nike has awarded All Star Code with a $500,000 grant. The leading computer science nonprofit, also known as ASC, reported in a press release provided to AfroTech that this is the largest single donation it has received since its founding in 2013. The organization plans to use the grant award to scale its web development and leadership training programs for young minority men. “Addressing systemic racism in America requires urgent action and sustained engagement – and Nike is committed to both,” All Star Code Executive director Danny Rojas said in a press release. “We are so proud to be a part of this commitment and thankful to Nike for their fervent support.” ASC runs a free, six-week education program over the summer that’s supported by leading tech companies including Google and AT&T. The generous gift is part of Nike’s Black Community Commitment, which focuses on supporting organizations that center their work on social justice, education and...

Michelai Graham

Nov 30, 2021

All Star Code Is On A Mission To Provide Over 100,000 Young Black Men With The Skills & Resources Needed To Thrive In Tech

All Star Code (better known as ASC) is building the next generation of Black leaders. It’s an organization that provides young, intelligent, driven men of color with the access that they need within the computer science field. In so doing, it builds the Black excellence that lives within them. As a non-profit computer science organization, ASC continues to build economic opportunity that in turn empowers Black and Latino young men with the skills, networks, and mindsets needed to create their own destinies within the world of technology. “We envision a country where all young men of color have the access to the tools of success, where the ability to thrive is available to all who are willing to dare greatly,” said Danny Rojas, Executive Director of All Star Code, in an exclusive interview with AfroTech. “Our mission is to create economic opportunity by developing a new generation of boys and young men of color with an entrepreneurial mindset who have the tools they need to succeed...

Shanique Yates

Oct 1, 2021

All Star Code Has Raised $1 Million To Develop Its 5th Annual STEM Summer Program

All Star Code’s “Summer Intensive” summer program (held in NYC and Pittsburgh) helps teach students about entrepreneurship, game design, computer science and web development over a six-week period — for free. ASC’s mission is to increase diversity in STEM and help young boys of color join careers in the field, and Black Enterprise announced this month that the organization successfully raised more than $1 million to further this mission. ASC hopes to educate 10,000 young men of color by 2022. Already in the past five years, it has educated around 300 students in the summer programs. As a result, 95 percent of those graduates have attended four-year colleges and half of them have started a business or tech project. According to the website , the program is open to current male high school sophomores and juniors who are able to commute to the host cities daily. Preference is given to black and Latino applicants, and no coding experience is necessary to be accepted. This year, ASC...