Verizon Brings Girls Who Code Program to Newark; Helping to Increase Girls’ Interest in STEM Careers

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Verizon Brings Girls Who Code Program to Newark; Helping to Increase Girls’ Interest in STEM Careers

By Matthew B. Hersh
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Girls in Newark learn to code this summer thanks to @VerizonGiving and @GirlsWhoCode http://bit.ly/1SpemHS
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 6:20pm

CAMPAIGN: Education

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At just 9 years old, Justina Nixon-Saintil emigrated with her family from the island country of Dominica to the South Bronx. The youngest of five children, she and her siblings were frequent witnesses to rampant crime.

The only bright spot, Nixon-Saintil said, was the educational opportunities provided at the Catholic school in Harlem, where her mother was a teacher.

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Keywords: Events, Media & Communications | Girls Who Code | Innovation & Technology | STEM | Social Impact & Volunteering | Verizon | coding

CAMPAIGN: Education

CONTENT: Article

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