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August 03, 2015

Nonprofit Teaches Low-Income Boys of Color to Code

All Star Code, a New York nonprofit formed two years ago to increase diversity in the tech industry by providing computer-coding training camps particularly for boys of color, is profiled by PBS's NewsHour.

Seventy percent of the students in the two-week camps, most of whom are black or Latino, come from low-income families.  

The philanthropist Christina Lewis Halpern founded the nonprofit after learning that a summer program for black students at Harvard Law School was instrumental in the Wall Street success of her late father, who was the first black American to own a billion-dollar company.