Skillspire in the News
Comcast will award $1 million in total grants as well as technology and marketing resources. Bébénca Organics, Joy Spa, Purified Water To Go and Ragamoffyn’s in Kirkland
Femi Akinde and Mike Koss are changing the way tech bootcamps are done. HNG Internship provides free coding training for about 25,000 students in Nigeria and other African countries. They were offering zero hurdles to people getting the skills. It was local kids getting skills.
Yasmin Ali, Founder & CEO of Skillspire, a coding bootcamp, is on a mission to empower access in technology by enabling digital skilling of traditionally marginalized groups. Driven by purpose, she is helping improve the lives of others and driving more inclusive economic recovery and growth.
Many immigrants end up driving for ride-sharing companies, working low-paying jobs in health services and performing other physical tasks — even when they have computer skills from their home countries or U.S. tech programs. So Ali has been reaching out to Latino, African American, East African and Muslim community and religious organizations to find students eager to transition to tech careers.