Leveling tech's playing field.
David Delmar, founder and executive producer of Resilient Coders knows that sustainable social justice can’t be achieved just by charity – economic empowerment is the ticket.
Talent doesn’t always equal success. From the get-go, even the most ambitious people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and young adults of less economic advantage don’t have equal access to education, exposure, and opportunity.
Some students get hired straight out of camp, others move on to the Resilient Lab – a digital design and development agency where mentors work with the recent grads in working with real clients.
To the techies that come up to Delmar asking what they can do, he says, “I need you to think differently about a problem we’ve consistently failed to solve.”
The first step: be open to the idea that equal opportunity is possible and get to working on it.