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PeopleConnect Employees Raise Over $7k For Diversity Non-Profits

January 25th, 2021

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Amica Graber

January 25th, 2021

PeopleConnect and all of our business divisions are committed to supporting and promoting diversity in our company, both locally, nationally, and globally.

Our team at PeopleConnect feels passionate about causes that champion diversity, and in 2020, we selected two amazing national non-profit diversity organizations based on employee feedback. During this campaign, PeopleConnect matched employee donations dollar-for-dollar, up to $100 per employee.

The Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities. The Hidden Genius Project has a 15-month immersion project where Black male high school students can receive 800+ hours of mentorship and training in computer science, software development, entrepreneurship, and leadership. They also host regular workshops and events for boys of color interested in entering a STEM field.

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We are thrilled to announce that PeopleConnect employees raised $3,464 for The Hidden Genius Project!

We also raised funds for Black Girls CODE.

Black Girls CODE offers young girls of color the opportunity to learn technology and computer programming skills through classes and programs. Scratch or Ruby on Rails is some of the programming languages taught to young girls from underrepresented communities.

Black Girls CODE has a mission to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the millions of tech jobs in the United States and has a goal of training 1 million girls by 2040.

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Employees of PeopleConnect raised $4,225 for Black Girls CODE!

Our total fundraising efforts in 2020 raised a total of $7,689 for both non-profit organizations.

Encouraging young people to apply themselves to a career in STEM has always been close to our hearts at PeopleConnect. We’ve previously had multiple initiatives with local high schools, as well as a national scholarship program for women studying in STEM fields, so the work of The Hidden Genius Project and Black Girls Code means a lot to us, and we look forward to continuing to support their work in the future.

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Posted January 25th, 2021 in Company News

Amica Graber