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September Nonprofit of the Month: The Hidden Genius Project

September Nonprofit of the Month: The Hidden Genius Project

Akeem Brown, Programs Director for the Hidden Genius Project, believes that "As long as you have the skills and a computer, you can build and change the world." The Hidden Genius Project, an Oakland-based nonprofit dedicated to training and mentoring black male youth in technology creation, is the Oaklandish Nonprofit of the Month for September. This local nonprofit was founded in 2012 by five black male entrepreneurs and technologists discouraged by high rates of unemployment of black male youth in the Bay Area contrasted with the numerous job opportunities available in the nearby tech industry. To address these inequities, the founders created...

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