Jun 18, 2017-- Growing up in East Oakland, California, Zakiya Harris straddled two different worlds: one predominantly black and the other affluent. Now, she's connecting those worlds through Hack the Hood, a nonprofit that introduces people of color to tech careers. Since 2014, the program has attracted more than 200 young minorities from local, low-income neighborhoods to learn skills such as website design, coding, social media promotion, project management, public speaking and more. The 16-25-year-olds use their skills to help out small businesses. Hack the Hood was part of the 2016 AllStars program that celebrates social entrepreneurs who power solutions with innovative technology. (5219 reads)
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