|Description||Creating opportunities in Silicon Valley|
CODE2040 brings high performing Black and Latino computer engineering students to Silicon Valley for a comprehensive summer fellowship program. The program consists of:
In its inaugural summer, CODE2040 fellows:
In summer 2013, CODE2040 will partner with dozens of Silicon Valley’s best companies to welcome 20 students into its career-launching fellows program.
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 - an economy centered in Silicon Valley.