Submitted by Craig Horgan, Outreach
SIM Boston is pleased to announce the addition of two new Outreach Partners for 2018 – Hack.Diversity and Resilient Coders. They may sound familiar as both organizations had booths at our Fall Technology Leadership Summit last October. Here’s a little background on both. Please reach out if you’d like to get involved!
Hack.Diversity tackles the underrepresentation of high-skilled minority employees in Boston’s innovation economy. They recruit Black and Latino computer science and engineering students into the city’s fastest-growing companies — training, coaching and mentoring both employer and employee throughout the experience. What is Hack.Diversity’s vision? They want a 100% increase in the number of blacks and Latinos working in the innovation economy in Boston.
To learn more about Hack.Diversity, visit https://hackdiversity.co
Resilient Coders trains people of color for high growth careers as software engineers, and connects them to apprenticeship opportunities. They introduce them to a career path that is lucrative, meaningful, and intellectually rewarding. The problem Resilient Coders sees is that industries across the City of Boston are experiencing a crisis in skills gap, struggling to find talent. Boston’s youth and early-career adults are struggling to find work. The difficulty is that most schools and organizations are not teaching the skills that are actually in demand. Resilient Coders teaches those skills.
To learn more about Resilient Coders, visit http://www.resilientcode
If interested in becoming more directly involved with any of our Outreach Partners, please contact Craig Horgan.