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CODE2040

CODE2040 creates access, awareness, and opportunities for top minority engineering talent to ensure their leadership in the innovation economy. CODE2040’s flagship program is their summer Fellows Program, which places high performing Black and Latino/a software engineering students in internships with top tech companies. and provides mentorship, leadership training, and network development. The program consists of:

  • an internship with a top tech company
  • mentoring
  • a speaker series
  • company visits
  • interactive workshops
  • executive coaching

During the summer, CODE2040 fellows get to:

  • meet executives at tech powerhouses like Google and Facebook,
  • sit down with partners at top venture firms Kleiner Perkins SoftTech VC and Greylock Partners,
  • be mentored by early employees at YouTube and Quora,
  • work at leading edge startups Jawbone, Tumblr, and Etsy,
  • visit trendsetting companies like Square, Uber, Zynga and Twitter,
  • present an original engineering project to founders, VCs and engineering directors from around the Valley, and more!

The pilot class of 2012 had five Fellows and in 2013 the class rose to 18 Fellows working at Silicon Valley’s best companies.

Why is CODE2040 important? Census projections show that people of color will collectively be the majority in the United States in the year 2040. Yet there is no indication that the substantial economic achievement gap is closing at the same rate. CODE2040 aims to make a direct impact on the gap by increasing the number of underrepresented minorities participating in and leading the high value, innovation economy.

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