Press Coverage

Tech companies in San Francisco are being viewed as changing the complexion of the city. Rents are going up, traffic is horrendous, and the ‘vibe’ has changed in many communities as longstanding locals are being replaced by affluent tech employees. Tech is blamed for much of this, but there is...
#YesWeCode is proud to included in this great roundup of companies attacking the Digital Divide.    Back in 2014, when it became public knowledge that the big tech players (Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Google) weren’t hiring enough women and people of color, there became what seemed like a national call to action...
Yahoo disclosed last week that African Americans made up just 2 percent of its workers, while Hispanics stood at 4 percent. Those revelations came days after Facebook reported that in 2014 it had employed just 81 blacks among its 5,500 U.S. workers. Silicon Valley has a diversity problem, a contentious issue...
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as many as 1.4 million new computer science jobs could soon be available in the United States, but only 400,000 students will be enrolled in such programs at the nation’s universities. This disparity is often referred to as the STEM gap. Only 1 out of...
Marlin Page, founder of Sisters Code, speaks with Joy Reid about efforts to close the gender gap in coding and emerging technologies. Plus: Sisters Code graduate Sherri Crowe, #YesWeCode founder Van Jones and the Detroit Free Press' Stephen Henderson join the discussion.  
A problem that has been secretly weighing on Silicon Valley for years, rose to the surface last June, when companies like Google and other tech giants revealed their diversity reports. Data from Google, in particular, showed that among their employees worldwide — only 2% were African American, and only 3% were...
A few weeks ago, I was talking with the team behind Growth Strats, a Detroit-based consultancy that aims to create a nationwide model for incubating new ventures from urban entrepreneurs. All of the Growth Strats co-founders happen to be men of color. I asked the Growth Strats partners about access to...
Speaking at South by Southwest, the veteran activist said that opening the doors to the tech industry for people of color is the first step Fresh off the 50th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., the Rev. Jesse Jackson brought his message of going...
On March 27th and 28th, hope will turn into action in Detroit, Michigan, as msnbc, #YesWeCode, and Ford host a special Growing Hope event at the Ford STEAM Lab. Here, 100 students from five Detroit-area middle will participate in a two-day “hackathon”. They’ll have a chance to learn computer programming...
BUSINESSES IN THE US are on a hiring spree, but jobs that require tech skills sit open—500,000 in all. It’s that gap that the Obama administration hopes to close with its new $100 million TechHire Initiative, announced by the president today. At its core, TechHire aims to convince local governments, businesses, and...