In 2017 after being sponsored by Capital One Dev Exchange, we developed a free online mobile design thinking and entrepreneurship curriculum called UpToCode Academy.
UpToCode was designed for students of color to bridge the gap of the digital divide and find the resources readily available to them to become change-makers in their community.
There’s a digital divide that exists in the U.S. today. Blacks and Latinos are approximately 30% of the U.S. population, but are drastically underrepresented in the Silicon Valley high tech workforce, with Latinos averaging 7% and Blacks just 3%.
Up To Code Academy decided to do something about it!