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CodeHouse Launches The Second Cohort Of Its STEM Program For HBCU Students

There are a plethora of opportunities for Black students aspiring to venture into STEM, and CodeHouse — a tech-focused nonprofit — is one of them. According to a press release, CodeHouse recently commenced the second year of the CodeHouse Scholars Initiative (CHSI). After receiving a $1 million grant from for the four-year program, CHSI is now back with a new round of incoming HBCU freshmen heading into the field. The selected students will be awarded $20,000 in academic scholarships, professional development, and one-on-one mentorship, per the outlet. Thanks to the grant, CHSI was expanded from including Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College to also Howard University and North Carolina A&T State University. “We’re proud of the strides we made during the CodeHouse Scholars Initiative’s inaugural year, and today marks another important step in our journey to improve diverse representation in the tech industry,” said Ernest Holmes, CodeHouse’s...

Jul 15, 2022

Morehouse Alum Receive $1M From To Tackle The Diversity Gap In Tech

Nonprofit CodeHouse has received $1 million in funding from to continue its mission to combat the diversity gap in technology. Morehouse College alumni and Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. brothers Ernest Holmes and Tavis Thompson founded the 501(c)(3) nonprofit to encourage Black and Latinx students to pursue careers in STEM. Honoring its commitment, CodeHouse has launched various Tech Exposure days to provide educational resources to high schoolers. It also recently launched the CodeHouse Scholars Initiative in March 2021. Through the newly launched four-year program, students receive mentorship, networking opportunities, and technical training, alongside the scholarship. The opportunities afforded to students will fulfill the nonprofit’s goal to strengthen and diversify the pipeline between minority students and industry-leading companies, according to the nonprofit’s website. View this post on Instagram A post shared by CODEHOUSE (@codehouseorg) “As a Morehouse College graduate...

Dec 7, 2021