What you need to know
- Apple is expanding its partnership with HBCUs.
- It is adding 10 more regional coding centers to serve as hubs for their campuses and communities.
- It's all part of Apple's Community Education Initiative to help bring coding opportunities to learners of all ages.
Apple has today announced that it is expanding its partnerships with HBCUs to 10 further regional coding centers.
In a press release the company stated:
The news follows Apple's announcement of a Racial Equity and Justice Initiative last month.
Apple's VP of environment, policy, and social initiatives Lisa Jackson said:
Apple's community Education Initiative now extends to 24 US locations, including 12 Historically Black Colleges and Universities and 21 of which "predominately serve majority Black and Brown students." Apple has reportedly been working with Tennessee State University for the past two years to launch a new HBCU C2 initiative, a new coding experience available to all 100-plus HBCUs:
The 10 new locations are:
Arkansas Baptist College, Central State University, Claflin University, Dillard University, Fisk University, Lawson State Community College, Morehouse College, Prairie View A&M University, Southern University at Shreveport, and Tougaloo College.
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