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Amazon Donates $15M to Code.Org to Help Students in Underserved Communities Excel in Tech

Amazon is on a mission to support future engineers. The company announced a $15 million donation from Amazon Future Engineer to nonprofit that will support the launch and development of a new equity-minded Advanced Placement (AP) computer science programming curriculum, according to a press release. Students will learn the same concepts and tools as the existing AP Computer Science A (AP CSA) course that will hone in on the interests, experiences, and unique cultural perspectives of Black, Latino, Native American (BLNA), and other minority students. “Since its inception, our Amazon Future Engineer program has worked to ensure more students have the resources and skills they need to build their best futures,” said Jeff Wilke, former CEO Worldwide Consumer, Amazon, in a news release. “With our donation to, we hope that even more students — from a wider variety of backgrounds — will be inspired and prepared to pursue computer science in high school, college, and...

Mar 2, 2021