America On Tech (AOT) will be partnering with the Los Angeles Urban League (LAUL) and DIY Girls to deliver a Virtual Tech Workshop Series this spring for high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates. This series will introduce students to various coding and technology topics that can help prepare them to pursue degrees and careers in technology.
On April 21, 2021, America On Tech partnered with GameChanger to host one of our final career days of the spring semester for our Tech Flex Leaders in NYC. GameChanger is a technology company that is committed to creating simple yet powerful tools for youth sports teams and their communities. You can record stats, important events, and even livestream games all from their app!
On April 6th, 2021, America On Tech teamed up with FactSet to help host a career day for our Spring Tech Flex Leaders program! FactSet is a global financial data and software company that provides integrated data and software solutions for tens of thousands of investment professionals across the globe. America On Tech is proud to have partnered with FactSet for several years and is so grateful for their support of our students on both coasts!
Our NYC Tech Flex Leaders and alumni are in the thick of procuring their summer technology internships! In our quest to ensure they feel prepared to succeed, we have continued working with our partners to provide career exposure and professional development opportunities over the last few months.
AOT is excited to announce its first ever Digital Marketing Fellowship which will give 15 of AOT alums the opportunity to learn about digital marketing in a six week fellowship program that kicks off in March 2021. Through this fellowship, Digital Marketing Fellows will learn fundamentals of the field, have weekly mentorship meetings with Digital Marketing professionals and, at the conclusion of the program, have a chance to take a Digital Marketing certification exam.
This fall, America On Tech partnered with Alliance MIT and STEM Prep Schools to provide the Tech Flex Leaders (TFL) program for students.
Evin Floyd Robinson, Co-founder and President of America On Tech, Selected as a 2021 Global Good Fund Fellow
America On Tech's Co-founder and President, Evin Floyd Robinson, was selected this year as a 2021 Global Good Fund Fellow. Evin was 1 of 12 social entrepreneurs selected worldwide.
Jessica Santana, Co-founder & CEO of America On Tech, Selected as a 2021 Boulder Fund Recipient Through Education Leaders of Color
On February 9, 2021, Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC) announced our Co-founder and CEO, Jessica Santana, as one of the recipients of its 2021 Boulder Fund grants. Through this fund, America On Tech (AOT) will receive a $100K grant for its work in the Los Angeles region this year.
Jessica was also recently selected for a 2021 Buildies Anywhere Award through Commsor for pushing the future of work and culture forward.
Black and Latinx students are often offered professional development workshops and trainings that are devoid of critical information they will need to navigate their work lives in a society where racism and white supremacy can be found at every level of life. In order to prepare the next generation of technology leaders, we created this programming to equip our Black and Latinx students with the knowledge and language to understand, resist and overcome systems of oppression that they face in higher education and 21st century workplace environments.
America On Tech and NBCUniversal partnered to host a series of fireside chats for AOT’s Los Angeles Tech Flex Leaders this fall. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For these fireside chats, AOT was joined by 4 NBCUniversal professionals who spoke to our LA students about their career journeys and professional insights. In total, 88 Tech Flex Leaders attended the series.