Changing the Tech World: University of Louisville Foundation’s Nucleus Hosts Girls’ Only Coding Nonprofit
LOUISIVLLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville Foundation is donating use of its iHub to Empowered, a Louisville nonprofit providing a computer intensive 7-week coding class for 10-12 young women this summer. Created by Dupont Manual High School junior Anjali Chada, Empowered is partnering with Kentuckiana Works “SummerWorks” and Code Louisville. Empowered will compensate participants in the program.
“For these young women to be surrounded by encouragement and technology in the iHub, I know the experience will have a lasting impact,” Anjali Chadha said. “I’m grateful for the University of Louisville Foundation sharing the iHub as we expand the minds and limits of women in coding.”
Additionally, Empowered will offer a series of lectures from a wide array of speakers at Nucleus’ iHub. Many featured speakers are minority women that will share their personal journeys of how technology and drive led them to become business leaders, entrepreneurs or STEM professionals.
“This is a prime example of what the University of Louisville Foundation should be supporting,” said University of Louisville Foundation interim executive director and chief operating officer Keith Sherman. “We’re happy to lend a hand to nonprofits seeking to make Louisville the spot for cultivating and retaining the skills needed for the 21st century economy.”
The girls were selected to participate in Empowered by the program’s instructor, Alisia McClain.
“There’s no doubt technology is the way to the future,” Nucleus Director Mary Tapolsky said. “As these teens learn how to code and interface with successful role models, we’re excited to think it could be in the Nucleus iHub where a passion for programming is ignited.”
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