America on Tech [AOT]
AOT is a Black and Latinx-led nonprofit organization on a mission to prepare the next generation of technology leaders in order to decrease the economic and racial wealth gap in underestimated communities and create pathways to degrees and careers in the technology ecosystem.
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- LEARN ·2022 Grants Challenge
AOT’s program model is structured to position BIPOC students for competitive opportunities in the tech sector. During the grant period, AOT will: o Increase student tech skills development for 500 youth - working with them in a hybrid virtual and in-person environment. Of these youth, at least 80% will complete program graduation requirements and report an increased understanding of the skills taught. o Place 50 students in internships/work-based learning experiences – virtual or in person. o Hire 20 AOT alumni as peer mentors.
- LEARN ·2021 Grants Challenge
In 2019, AOT expanded its footprint to LA with a school-based tech program to decrease the economic and racial wealth gap in underestimated communities. With LA2050 Challenge support, AOT will further innovate its LA programming by: Recruiting and training 200 students in computer science and technology Developing partnerships in high need communities: 10 high schools to advance their STEM initiatives 10 companies to engage students in internships and/or career days Implementing virtual tech programs for 150 students amid COVID-19.