Ubuntu Academy

Silicon Valley is home to the wealthiest zip codes on the planet. However, in the midst of ubiquitous innovation, poverty remains a prominent force reinforcing inequality. Ubuntu Academy aims to bridge the gulf between the programmers and the poor, teaching the fundamentals of entrepreneurship to children of communities underrepresented in the tech and start-up arena. The organic, community-based academy provides career planning, academic tutoring, and identity development to ensure post-secondary success. Overall, Ubuntu Academy envisions a dynamic space for low-income and underserved students that incubates youth innovation and leadership and equips them with the tools to empower themselves and the ecosystems around them.