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Make School and LATISM are Bringing the Power of Programming to Latino Students


Make School and LATISM are Bringing the Power of Programming to Latino Students

May 11, 2016

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At Make School, we are very committed to our mission of empowering students to build products that will change the world. And now, we’re proud to announce a partnership with Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM), an organization that has demonstrated its dedication to the same mission Make School strives to fulfill. Through the hackathons it has thrown and the encouragement it has provided to the Latino community, LATISM continually encourages its community members ‘to use their creativity and programming skills [to improve the lives of others]’. Together, Make School and LATISM will be providing access to programming in order to encourage ‘Latino leaders to leverage technology and innovation’.

In its post about this exciting partnership, LATISM explains:

”[W]e are proud to partner with another organization [that, like LATISM,] is leading the way in providing access to programming for everyone. Make School is a place where everyone is trying to change the world with technology. At Make School, education is focused on building apps and websites that improve the lives of those around you. Students learn the underlying computer science theory, development best practices and design principles that enable them to ship polished products.

This partnership is in alignment with LATISM’s commitment to educate and empower our Latino leaders to leverage technology and innovation to drive the changes that are needed in our community.

As part of this amazing partnership, Make School is offering FIVE full-tuition scholarships for the Summer Academy to our LATISM community! That’s a generous $7,000 scholarship per LATISM applicant. Visit this link: to apply for the Make School Summer Academy. Share the link with the students [in] your lives who can benefit from this experience and education.”

You can read LATISM’s full post about Make School's collaboration with LATISM here.

And if you’d like to engage further with both Make School and LATISM, please join our joint Twitter chat this Thursday, May 12 at 9pm EST:

The Power of Programming: Weekly @LATISM Twitter Chat with @MAKESCHOOL #LATISM #MAKESCHOOL

We will celebrate our partnership and discuss the power of being the creators of technology this Thursday night, May 12th at 9 p.m. EST. We invite you to join us! Come ask @MakeSchool any questions you may have about their programs. Engage in the conversation around Latino leadership in creating using technology to improve the lives of others.

When: Thursday, May 12th at 9 p.m. EST

Where: Follow the hashtags #LATISM #MAKESCHOOL on Twitter

Co-Hosts: @LATISM @MakeSchool

Moderator: @mendezgonzales

About the Make School Summer Academy

The Make School Summer Academy is designed to teach product development to high school and college students passionate about technology. In the Intro Track, students learn Swift and programming fundamentals. In the Games and Apps tracks, students expand their knowledge of programming and ship their own original iPhone app to the App Store.


Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community through technology innovation and social media.

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