Join Van Jones (#YesWeCode), Tess Posner (Techhire), Sam Kapila (The Iron Yard) and Rodney Sampson (TechSquare Labs, Opportunity Ecosystem) for the official launch of The #YesWeCode Fund during the 2017 @HBCUATSXSW @SXSW. Influencers from across the country are being invited to this exclusive sit-down luncheon experience as we collectively partner to increase the inclusion in the innovation, entrepreneurship and investment ecosystem.
About #YesWeCode Fund
The #YesWeCode Fund is a scholarship initiative designed to increase diversity in the tech industry by removing financial barriers and increasing access to quality tech education. By unifying the efforts of code schools, government bodies, civic organizations and employers across the country, the Fund aims to award $100 million in code school diversity scholarships over the next five years and help graduates of the program begin rewarding, lifelong careers in the technology industry. Founding partners are #YesWeCode, The Iron Yard, CodeFellows, WeCanCodeIt!, Operation Hope, Opportunity Hub & TechSquare Labs. The Iron Yard seeded the fund with $40 million in full tuition scholarships. CodeFellows committed $5million and WeCanCodeIt! committed $1million.