After refusing to accept a $125,000 grant from Uber due to the company’s lack of racial diversity and sexual assault allegations, the non-profit organization Black Girls CODE has teamed up with rival ride-sharing app Lyft in an effort to expose more young women of color to career paths in tech, Black Enterprise reported
Black Girls CODE, which is based in San Francisco, is one of the organizations that Lyft riders will be able to donate to through the company’s Round Up and Donate initiative. Since the inception of the program, Lyft has raised upwards of $4 million for various organizations that cover a wide range of different causes.
Black Girls CODE specifically focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education through providing African-American girls with tech training. According to the organization’s website, it has aimed to train 1 million girls by the year 2040.
Senior leaders at Lyft said cultivating a pipeline of diverse talent involves equipping youngsters from underserved and underrepresented groups with the tools needed to succeed in STEM.
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