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Hacking the Opportunity Gap in Tech

Resilient Coders is leveling tech’s playing field.

Youth from traditionally underserved communities in Boston are learning to code, and heading into the tech workforce.

New Sincerity is standing with Resilient Coders, telling the stories of changemakers like the Founder David Delmar, and graduates like Maria Inés. Here’s to tipping the scale toward inclusivity and empowerment in tech.

 

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