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Thursday, October 8 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hack the Hood
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Session Title: How We Use Cultural Wealth to Transform Low-Income Young People of Color Into Tech Innovators and Tech Producers

Hack the Hood, a Bay Area non-profit #techinclusion organization, successfully works with low-income youth of color to train them for careers in tech. Our approach builds on the residency and skills our young people already have and gives them an understanding of the tech ecosystem at the same time they learn basic tech and tech literacy skills. Come meet our team and learn more about how we incorporate principals based on Critical Race Theory, community cultural wealth, and cultural relevancy to build an intensive program that empowers low-income young people ages 16-24 to work in tech. In this workshop, we will share our hands-on, project-based learning model and provide interested attendees with information on ways they can get involved with Hack the Hood as we grow in the Bay area.

Presenters
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Susan Mernit

CEO, Hack the Hood

Host Companies
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Hack the Hood

Hack the Hood is both a youth development program and a small business/economic development program. We help low-income youth of color to learn the skills and form the relationships they need chart a course towards 21st century careers in online technology and social media by pro... Read More →

Ambassadors
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Rachel Miller

Vagabond Urbanist, Community Development Professional
Simply; I am a passionate individual who sees the potential in applying business and design-thinking strategies to the pressing social issues facing modern society. I’ve always been one to question. I enjoy looking at the big picture, then breaking it down into smaller, easier to... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hack the Hood 2323 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612
  • Sort by Neighborhood Tag East Bay, Uptown
  • Company Description Hack the Hood is both a youth development program and a small business/economic development program. We help low-income youth of color to learn the skills and form the relationships they need chart a course towards 21st century careers in online technology and social media by providing real value for small business in their community.