There’s a Revolution Happening in the Toy World

Toy companies are finally starting to offer more inclusive doll options. People of color and those with disabilities have been historically underrepresented in the toy aisles, so this is a big win for kids. Studies show that poor representation in a child's toy selection can lead to a negative psychological impact. Giving kids dolls with varied ethnicities and abilities will likely increase their capacity for empathy in real life. This makes sense. In a society where people of color and people with varied abilities are often are pushed to the side or left out of the conversation, it's important to…

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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