Black-Owned Tech Nonprofit CodeHouse Gets $1 Million Grant From Google

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A Black-owned technology nonprofit dedicated to diversifying the technology industry received a grant from Google's charitable initiative.  

CodeHouse, a nonprofit focused on diversifying the technology industry, received a $1 million grant from Google’s charitable arm,  

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The organization was founded by Morehouse College alum Ernest Holmes and Tavis Thompson. Its mission is to cultivate “a strong pipeline between students of color and industry-leading technology companies.”  

According to a release from Codehouse, the funding will allow the organization to expand its initiatives to students attending HBCUs in Washington D.C. and North Carolina over the next two years. This will help strengthen the organization’s mission to “build a diverse tech workforce.”  

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The grant also benefits the CodeHouse Scholars Initiative, a four-year mentorship and scholarship program for underrepresented students attending HBCUs in pursuit of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The program, launched in March 2021, gives students technical training and internship opportunities with top tech companies, including PayPal.  

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“Since CodeHouse’s founding, we’ve been able to reach thousands of students of color in the Atlanta area and equip them with the tools they need to successfully pursue careers in tech,” said Holmes, CodeHouse’s president.  

Adding, “With this grant from, we’re able to take our efforts to the next level and impact the lives of thousands more. The time is now to increase diverse representation in tech, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to receive this generous funding to support us in our mission to do so.”  

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