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Industry:Tech Services
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Estimated Revenue & Financials

  • Hack the Hood's estimated annual revenue is currently $18.6M per year.(?)
  • Hack the Hood's estimated revenue per employee is $145,000

Employee Data

  • Hack the Hood has 128 Employees.(?)
  • Hack the Hood grew their employee count by -10% last year.
  • Hack the Hood currently has 6 job openings.

Hack the Hood connects low-income young people of color and local small businesses through technology, in order to create opportunities for all the people who live in the Bay Area, and beyond, to take part in and lead the change that is happening around them. Our programs model the change we wish to see in the world, equipping youth with a toolbox of skills, confidence, and connections to help them flourish in any career that they choose and support partners in doing this work Founded in 2012, Hack the Hood is a non-profit project of The Center for Media Change, a 501c3. In 2012 we launched in Oakland, and we are now expanding around the Bay area. We are a winner of the 2014 Google Bay Area Impact Challenge . Technology is one of the fastest growing and highest-paid sectors of our economy. Silicon Valley and the Bay Area's biggest tech companies own diversity data reveals that blacks and Latinos make up less than 5% of the total tech workforce. Nationally, the proportion of college-educated blacks and latinos in STEM occupations needs to triple to match their share of the population. Technology skills and literacy are fundamental to professional success in the 21st century, yet our school system has failed to equip young low-income 16 to 24 years old youth of color, and especially foster youth, with the skills and knowledge theyll need to enter careers in the tech industry, or technology roles in other industries. Sixteen years into the 21st Century, our education system has still not found a way to prepare low-income youth of color with skills they need to enter today's professional careers in tech. A 2014 US Department of Education study found that 81% of Asian-American and 71% of white high school students attend schools offering a full range of math and science courses, compared with 43% of Black students and 33% of Latino students. A quarter of Latino students dont have access Algebra II! This means that the fastest growing segment of our future workforce is being systematically denied the fundamental education they need to even enroll in college, let alone graduate with a STEM degree and succeed in tech careers. Specialized technology training is similarly lacking in our schools. According to the California Department of Education, 65% of California public high schools offer NO computer science courses, and <13% offer AP Computer Science. While 30,000 students took the 2014 AP Computer Science exam, only 3% were black and 8% were Hispanic. With these numbers, is it any surprise this group makes up less than 5% of Silicon Valley tech workers Low-income youth of color are power users of mobile technology and social media, yet many dont know they can turn those interests into a career. Hack the Hood addresses this critical gap with community-driven, culturally-relevant, real-world learning that transforms disconnected youth from consumers of tech to creators and prepares them for training and careers in the tech industry.