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Join Microsoft News in investing in future African-American leaders

Microsoft News for Good 1/29/2020
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Black History Month has been a national observance since 1976 to honor the rich legacy and contributions of African-Americans to society. From learning more about little-known trailblazers and exploring literature to supporting black-owned businesses, we all can celebrate African-American culture.

You can also make a positive impact by helping people of color in America overcome obstacles to achieve more. At Microsoft News, we are highlighting the work of two nonprofit organizations that are working to build brighter futures through technology and business ownership. We are inviting you to make a donation to support these efforts.

Black Girls Code

Black Girls Code aims to inspire young African-American girls to imagine, build and create by exposing them to exciting opportunities in STEM. Participants age 7 to 17 from underrepresented communities are encouraged to become innovators through the use of computer science. The program aims to cultivate a lifelong love for technology and help bridge the digital gap by providing youth with skills to become the computer programmers of tomorrow. The ultimate goal is to train a workforce to help occupy the nearly 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the US this year and to train 1 million girls by 2040.

The Accion US Network

This nonprofit community lender provides flexible small business loans to underserved communities, helping entrepreneurs generate income, build assets and achieve financial success through business ownership. They work hand-in-hand with entrepreneurs across the US to overcome every obstacle standing between them and their dream of owning a thriving business.

By clicking on the 'Donate' button below, your contribution will help expand opportunities for the people that both of these nonprofits serve. Thank you for joining us. 

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