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Google, Memes, and Struggle: Google Gives $1 Million Grant to Non- Profit That Helps Black Boys Get Into Tech Industry @balleralert TEMe Google Google Google IORS WARRIORS le RGoogle Google DERS WARRIORS asgle Google Gives $1 Million Grant to Non-Profit That Helps Black Boys Get Into Tech Industry - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On Oct. 27, Google announced they will be giving a $1 million grant to TheHiddenGeniusProject, an organization that pushes for the representation of young black males in the tech industry. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Oakland-based company provides mentorship for black boys and supplies them with the knowledge and experience to change the way society sees scientists. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The tech giant's donation will aid The Hidden Genius Project with expanding to outside cities, training staff members and motivating more youth to take on jobs in technology-based fields. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ San Francisco Google.org principal, Justin Steele, became intrigued by the non-profit when they competed in the 2015 Google Impact Challenge, in which they were finalists. The organization won $500,000 from the challenge and has since gained more than 1,700 new Bay Area students through their mentorship, boot camp program and workshops. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This work builds on over $35 million in Google.org grants focused on providing opportunities for underrepresented students to become pioneers of technology, and we’re excited to see how The Hidden Genius Project uses this new grant,” Steele wrote. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Google is one of the several tech companies that struggle with diversity amongst their employees. Its last diversity report from June showed that there is only 1 percent of black tech workers with the company, and only 2 percent overall in the U.S. workforce.

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