AOT is proud to introduce the graduating class of the 2023 Summer TECH360 program! Since July, AOT hosted two cycles of its TECH360 program in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City. A total of 548 students graduated from the program —our biggest graduating class ever!.
During the final week of the program, students put their knowledge to the test and work in teams to create and present a final website during the end-of-program Demo Day Competition.
New York Program Recap:
On Thursday, July 27, 2023, at BNY Mellon offices and on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at Mastercard’s offices, a total of 216 students and family members joined us in New York to celebrate the successful completion of our Summer TECH360 program. Here are some highlights from this year’s graduating class:
Here's what one of our NY Program Graduates had to say:
"I am so glad that I actually did this program. This program has given me a good insight of what I really want to do for my career and I wouldn’t have done it without your help. I’m now in love with coding." - Fatima Bah, TECH360 Summer Cycle 2
Los Angeles Program Recap:
On Thursday, July 20, 2023 and Thursday, August 10, 2023, a total of 233 students and family members joined us at the Dreamworks Animation headquarters in Los Angeles to celebrate the successful completion of our TECH360 program. Here are some highlights from this year’s graduating class:
Here’s what one of our LA Program graduates had to say:
"I believe that TECH360 is a great program for anyone who is interested in technology because it is a fun course that teaches the basics in coding. Anyone who learns this could then expand their knowledge with America on Tech through other programs. I learned a lot through this program and made a lot of friends and connections with others with similar interests." - Emilio Martinez, TECH360 Summer Cycle 1
Miami Program Recap:
On Thursday, July 20, 2023 and August 10, 2023, a total of 109 students and family members joined us at Miami Dade College to celebrate the successful completion of our TECH360 program. Here are some highlights from this year’s graduating class:
Here's what one of our Miami Program Graduates had to say:
“I think the program staff was amazing, gave detailed instructions, answered questions completely, and were clear with where to find any information” - Eriesia Coney, TECH360 Summer Cycle 1
To learn more on how to get your companies involved with the TECH360 program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Grant renewal marks second year in partnership between NBA Foundation and America On Tech
NEW YORK CITY - August 8, 2023- America On Tech (AOT) is excited to announce that it has been selected as a grantee by the NBA Foundation for the second year in a row. The Foundation has agreed to make a substantial contribution to AOT over a two-year period that will make a significant impact on their work to provide educational and career development opportunities to students in New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami.
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.
Last month, AOT brought together 49 students and their family members to celebrate their successful completion of our TECH360 Coding Bootcamp. This program cycle marks the 3rd cohort we have served since expanding to the region in summer of 2022. Over the past year, 178 high school students have enrolled in AOT’s Miami programs. 97% of our students identify as Black, Latinx, or mixed race and 57% identify as Female or Non-Binary.
“AOT is incredibly proud of the progress we have made in the Miami region over the past year,” says America On Tech co-founder and CEO Jessica Santana. “At AOT we are committed to expanding opportunities for underestimated Black and Latinx students across the country and we look forward to growing our presence in Miami for years to come.
AOT is proud to introduce the graduating class of the 2022-2023 Tech Flex Leaders program! Last week, AOT hosted graduation ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City for 281 students - our biggest graduating class ever! Parents, AOT staff, and community members were in attendance as our graduates presented their final projects and were awarded plaques for their commitment and hard work.
As of last week, AOT’s 2022-2023 Tech Skills Alumni Fellowship Program is now complete! Congratulations to all our immensely talented graduates for participating in this year’s programs. Learn more about their experiences below.
America On Tech announces the appointment of Sam Jackson, Managing Director at Lincoln International, to its New York City Regional Advisory Board.
America On Tech announces the appointment of Melissa Jones, Senior Director, Engineering Enablement and Technical Programs at Shopify, to its New York City Regional Advisory Board.
Is your company interested in cultivating diverse young talent? Look no further than America On Tech’s Access Tech Program! AOT is currently seeking partners to host our students and alumni as interns in summer 2023 and beyond, so spread the word!