In our program on April 24th, The San Francisco Foundation shared the success of their program Bay Area Codes, an exciting multi-year cohort of eight tech-related organizations working to increase economic equity in the Bay Area region. These organizations seek to give low-income and youth of color access to an inclusive tech ecosystem, featuring culturally-competent computer science curriculums, mentorships, leadership development, and access to professional networks and job opportunities. This briefing showcased the development of the Bay Area Codes cohort, its progress to date, and an evaluation of the three-year tech cohort model.
We heard from the leaders of some of these organizations:
- aManda Greene, Co-Founder and Co-Director at Youth Impact Hub, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brandon Nicholson, Founding Executive Director at The Hidden Genius Project, email@example.com
- Gino Pastori-Ng, Co-Founder and Co-Director at Youth Impact Hub, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Olivia Cueva, Program Director at David E. Glover Education & Technology Center, email@example.com
- Zakiya Harris, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Hack the Hood, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our conversation was faciliated by The San Francisco Foundation staff:
- David Kim, Program Associate at The San Francisco Foundation, email@example.com
- Zach McRae, Program Associate at The San Francisco Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org
Materials from the program can be accessed below.