Local organization offers scholarship for black and brown students entering tech industry

The Knowledge House is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bridging the gap between education and employment for Black and Brown students and professionals across the United States.

The non-profit organization started eight years ago and offers a 12-month innovation fellowship program for students and young professionals who want to start their careers in technology.

Their mission is to empower more people of color with the skills and resources to create economic opportunity and better lives for themselves.

“Growing up in the South Bronx, you definitely see all classes of people in society,” said Ezquiel Esparza, a current scholarship student. “You can see how life can turn if you don’t make the right choice.”

The Innovation Scholarship helps keep students motivated to succeed. Project-based training and internships are the main tasks of the students and are offered to them according to their career choice.

The House of Knowledge hopes to expand the program and continue to change lives in neighborhoods that need it most. He also hopes the campaign will raise $2.5 million for up to 250 aspiring technologists.

Program applications will open for the next Innovation Fellowship in February 2023.

Virginia S. Braud