Interview with Brandee McHale, Citi Foundation; Kim Mitchell, NPower and Ateika Samuel, NPower graduate and Citi employee about a new initiative to advance women of color into tech careers.
About six months ago, Maria German was a single mother unsure of her future. Wanting to provide a better life for her son, she knew she had to do something. That’s when she learned about NPower.
“It’s been life-changing,” said German. “They give you no excuse to not come to class, or to not do your work, or just to say I can’t do it because they’re just really helpful.”
Guadalupe Piña, who likes to go by “Lupe,” has an impressive resume. A stint in the National Guard, the Army Reserves and the Marine Corps. He worked in banking for a while, processing mortgages. Then he was laid off. He figured the job search would go much more smoothly after grad school.Continue reading
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Attending were 33 graduates, along with teachers, administrators, parents, members of the board and sponsors who hire NPower students as interns. NPower educates two kinds of students, veterans and young adults, and both were well represented at the ceremony. Michael K. Gray, director of constituent services for Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr., also attended. Michael Rasmussen, program manager at NPower, MC’ed the event.