Summer at America On Tech (AOT) is well underway and our 2023 Summer Internship program is in full swing! This year, AOT has placed over 240 young students in paid summer internships at leading technology companies and startups - a 32% increase over 2022!. Read on below for a recap of the program so far!
Like many of you, at America On Tech we were deeply disheartened by the recent news that the United States Supreme Court has decided to ban affirmative action in colleges. Since the 1960’s, Affirmative Action has been a bedrock policy of the United States’ commitment to reversing the disastrous impact of slavery and segregation that set back the Black community for generations and continue to reverberate today.
For those of us committed to the modern anti-racist movement, this decision is an unequivocal step backwards for our nation where communities of color struggle to achieve equity. At America On Tech we want to make one message abundantly clear: AOT remains unapologetically committed to supporting Black and Latinx youth to ensure they have a fair shot at degrees and careers in technology. We plan to redouble our efforts in light of this news.