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Google Addresses Diversity Gap In Tech With Its Largest Financial Commitment To Date For HBCUs

Google is committed to investing in the future of tomorrow’s Black leaders and professionals, and its latest initiative is directly addressing the diversity gap in tech. Today, the tech giant has announced a new $50 million grant for 10 chosen Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to help fund scholarships, invest in technical infrastructure to support in-class and remote learning, as well as develop curriculum and career support programs for these students. “As Google’s Chief Diversity Officer and an HBCU alum, I am proud to continue our long-standing partnership with HBCUs and help provide Black students with access to opportunities in tech,” Melonie Parker told AfroTech exclusively over email. “This work is deeply important to me and the amazing talent, unique perspectives and lived experiences of these students embody the true meaning of diversity. This grant will help to fund the important work needed to further prepare students for the tech industry.” HBCUs have...

Jun 17, 2021

NFL's Calais Campbell Pledges $125K to Black-Owned Businesses, Partners With Rockefeller Foundation

Baltimore Ravens defensive end Calais Campbell is giving back to the Baltimore community in a major way through a new partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation. Today, theGrio shares the foundation announced its support of the NFL player’s CLLCTIVLY COVID-19 Baltimore Micro-Grant Fund — a campaign launched to offer financial assistance to Black-owned businesses in the city that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. According to theGrio, alongside its long-standing commitment to expanding equity and economic opportunity for low-wage families and communities of color, The Rockefeller Foundation has pledged $75,000 to support the grant program in addition to Campbell’s $125,000 for the Charles Richard Campbell Foundation.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by CLLCTIVLY (@cllctivly) “Black-owned businesses are the backbone of the Baltimore community and provide many essential services that are valued by all of us who are rooting for the success of Charm City,”...

Dec 14, 2020