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First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to students who are part of Urban Alliance Chicago, a non-profit that works with high school students to get them into paid internships at major companies in Chicago. The organization is currently in six high schools, such as Dunbar, Crane and Curie, and is expanding. The goal is to teach the students about dressing professionally, being on time, using public transit to get downtown, and top job skills. Students also get help applying to college.Opportunities to get involved with Urban Alliance are still available to other students. Student Briana Miller credits the program for her success. She spoke to ABC7 about the program, along with Urban Alliance Chicago Executive Director Sandra Abrevaya.
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BDPA Youth Programs
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Computer Science Curriculum in our High Schools
Oracle provides free training for teachers
The Computer Science Teachers Association is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines.
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70+ Diversity Scholarships and Fellowships with Late Fall Deadlines
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National Engineering Design Challenge Registration Opens September 1st
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National Engineers Week Foundation - Future City Competition
IBM Master the Mainframe Contest
Dell Social Innovation Competition
Computer Explorers - www.computerexplorers.com
Cyber Camps - www.giantcampus.com/cybercamps
EPGY Summer Institutes - http://epgy.stanford.edu/summer/mspprogramming.html
Computer and Video Production Camps -http://www.educationunlimited.com/camp/15/computer-camp.html
Computer ID Tech Camps - http://www.internaldrive.com/index.php
Michigan Engineering - http://www.engin.umich.edu/caen/campcaen/
Chicago Academy of Advanced Technology (CAAT)
CAAT is a new Chicago public high school designed and led by the Center for Polytechnical Education, with strong support from private sector technology leaders and entrepreneurs. Students learn through practical, hands-on experience, mentorship and a curriculum infused with 21st century skills and an aptitude to succeed.
Purdue Research Opportunity Program
Southern Illinois University - Mentoring Program Model - Cynthia Sims
Southern Illinois University - Mentoring Program Launch
Can Video Game Testing Spark Interest in Computing Among Black Youth?
Central Dallas Ministries After School Program
Digital Connectors - One Economy
Digital Connectors at Central Dallas Ministries: Meet Tameshia Ridge
Digital Connectors Club
Comcast, One Economy Rollout National Digital Connectors Program in 22 Locations, Increasing Digital Literacy Skills, Leadership Training and Digital Community Service
Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)
BETF Youtube Program
Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS)
Illinois Technology Foundation
Empowering Leadership Alliance
Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC)
Coalition of Diversity Computing
African American Researchers in Computing Science (AARCS)
BDPA Education and Technology Foundation
The PhD Project
The PhD Project on Facebook
BDPA Chicago Student Empowerment Retreat
ICT Service Trip North Carolina USA
August 9, 2009: Over seventy five youth from Illinois and North Carolina unite to achieve the common goal of delivering working computers to five North Carolina communities.
T.A.G.S. (Technically Inspiring Global Students) Summer Camp 2010
High schoolers to get glimpse of technology careers at annual Vision camp March 26-28 at Purdue University
Management and Technology Summer Institute - http://www.upenn.edu/fisher/summer/index.html
Links to the Best Summer Programs