We secure funding to provide scholarships for students of low socioeconomic status in communities impacted by poverty that have a desire to pursue higher-level education. Removing the financial barriers to achieve an equitable education.
In a world where success can be driven by the robust technical skills of a student’s education, one of our core initiatives is to grant scholarships to students of low socioeconomic status and impacted by poverty who desire to pursue a career in computer science. The amount of student loan debt incurred during the duration of a student’s college term can be a determining factor in their future success. Removing the barriers of student loans and replacing them with financial grants, offers a brighter future for students from impoverished communities.
One of our core initiatives is to grant scholarships to students of low socioeconomic status and impacted by poverty who desire to pursue a career in computer science.
Compiled data from New York Fed Consumer Credit Panel/Equifax (2019Q2) reveals the growing disparity of African American and Latinx students default on student loans at a significantly higher percentage than their white counterparts. One of the three core initiatives of Leverage Education is to close the financial gap for students of low socioeconomic status who have the skillset and desire to pursue a career in computer science but do not have the financial means to do so.
The debt divide of students of color is relevant to their success especially with current inflation rates and general costs of living. We are passionate about granting students who are impacted by poverty the gift of a scholarship and introducing the field of computer science as a vastly growing field that should reflect diversity and inclusion. Improving the diversity and inclusion of minorities in today’s I.T. workforce is critical to enhancing innovation and creative thinking in the field.
Improving the diversity and inclusion of minorities in today’s I.T. workforce is critical to enhancing innovation and creative thinking in the field.
There is a growing need for increased representation of minorities at major tech companies being employed. Black and Latinx are the most underrepresented in technology in comparison to their representation in the united states. “Hispanic/Latinx make up 18% of the US population, they only account for 8% of employees in tech in our data. Black people make up 13% of the US population but only 5% of employees in tech.” Beam Jobs, Racial Disparity by Numbers. We believe that when students are exposed to 21st-Century technology solutions and applications in grade school, the desire to learn more about computer science will extend into high school, and post-secondary training opportunities resulting in greater representation in the field of I.T., in major tech companies and creating more entrepreneurs in the black and Latino communities.