Latinos in Tech: Getting Beyond ...


Mar 28, 2017

Tue 6:00 PM


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California—the San Francisco Bay Area in particular—is a global hub for high-tech innovation and by 2020 there will be one million high-paying software jobs unfilled across the county. Unfortunately, only 54% of Latino families in California have internet access at home and only 3% of high-tech industry employees are Latino. How can we change this reality? This Conversacion, co-hosted by Latino Community Foundation and The Kapor Center for Social Impact will focus on Latino-led organizations who are advancing solutions to build the STEM pipeline for Latino students, ensuring they have access to 21st Century job opportunities. Panelists:  (Moderator) Alberto Melgoza, Financial Systems Lead at Google, founding member of Latinos in Tech Giving Circle Jacob Martinez, Founder & Executive Director of Digital NEST, Latinos in Tech Grantee Ashleigh Richelle, Communications Manager/Alumni, Level Playing Field Institute (SMASH) Diana Albaran Chicas, Co-Founder and Program Director of LISTAS Goals: Raise awareness of community-led solutions to building the STEM pipeline for Latino youth Learn about local organizations addressing this issue - what are their challenges? How can we support them? Educate and engage cross-sector partners