All Star Code kicked off the celebration of the organization's anniversary with a cocktail event featuring interactive demonstrations by students and alumni. To mark the milestone, the kick off recognized and honored All Star Code’s original supporters as well as allies.
The event honored the success of the past five years while looking toward the future and all of the exciting opportunities to come. The cocktail event featured interactive student and alumni All Star Code Maker Stations powered by Google. Community Leaders & Notables such as: Former Mayor David Dinkins, All Star Code’s Founder Christina Lewis, Broderick D. Johnson former White House Cabinet Secretary and the Chairman of My Brother's Keeper Alliance, and more were in attendance. Demma Rosa Rodriguez Google’s Head of Equity Engineering at Google received the Hank Williams Trailblazer award.
Increasing professional access and STEM education for young Black and Latino men is vital to the overall growth of the tech sector, minority communities, and the US economy as a whole. All Star Code is developing a new generation of entrepreneurs who have the tools they need to succeed in technology. We give young men the skills, networks, and mindsets they need through our flagship program, the Summer Intensive, a six-week coding bootcamp, and our continued Alumni Services.
ABOUT ALL STAR CODE: All Star Code empowers young African American and Latino men with the skills, networks, and mindsets they need to create new futures through technology. We work towards building a world where every young man has the confidence to dare greatly, the safety to celebrate failure, and the freedom to tell his story. We are fostering entrepreneurial talent.
Photo Credit: Mina Magda
1 - Lyor Cohen, Elliott Breece, Christina Lewis, Kevin Liles, Peter Asbill
2 - Demma Rosa Rodriguez, David Dinkins, Christina Lewis
3 - Christina Lewis
Photo cover - Broderick D. Johnson, Christina Lewis, Demma Rosa Rodriguez