The Bronx Chronicle: MSNBC’s “Growing Hope” Campaign Comes to the Bronx


On September 10th, MSNBC’s nationwide “Growing Hope” campaign makes its way to the Melrose section of the Bronx.

The campaign, part of an initiative launched by the media corporation in 2014, aims to heighten the profile of and draw attention to issues which affect local communities.

Broadcasting live from the historic Old Bronx County Courthouse, MSNBC host and anchor Thomas Roberts, along with co-host Frances Rivera, will examine youth job preparedness and the rapidly evolving field of technology in addition to a number of community-wide initiatives which seek to meet the demands of the burgeoning industry.

The one-hour special will also include interviews with the Bronx’s own Honorable Assemblyman Michael Blake who in part with tech organization #YesWeCode, will host a joint community event entitled “The New Faces of Tech”.

A firm believer in the borough’s potential, Assemblyman Blake in anticipation of the event noted “the incredible technology opportunity” and its readiness to transition into an “urban metropolis of the world”.

Visit for more information on the event and join the conversation on Twitter by using #GrowingHope.

Source: The Bronx Chronicle

"Diversity brings so much more to the table - and by focusing outside of the usual and rewarding all sorts of people in tech - we can only make it better. #YesWeCode is doing exactly that."
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