A team that invests in the futures of those left behind every day.

We’re a tech nonprofit cultivating the strongest cross-campus community of its kind to deliver community building, academic support, and career development opportunities at scale.

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Our mission

We exist to increase the number of Black and Latinx Computer Science graduates that go on to launch rewarding technical careers.

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Our vision

We envision a future where Black and Latinx technologists are at the forefront of innovation.

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Our strategy

We're organizing a portfolio of tools, resources, and opportunities to ensure that every member is equipped to complete their degree and land a full-time, technical job.

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About the Founder

I studied Computer Science at Cornell and quickly realized how bad the the underrepresentation of Black and Latinx CS students was on campus and in industry. It bothered me so much that I spent my own time mentoring my peers, then built a club to scale those efforts. That club ended up helping triple Black and Latinx CS enrollment. For me, accomplishing something similar at a national scale (ColorStack) was the logical next step. There is nothing more fulfilling to me than helping Black and Latinx students across the country choose Computer Science, complete their degree, and start exciting technical careers after they graduate.

Our Team

Jehron Petty
Jehron Petty

Founder and CEO

Caleb Lewis
Caleb Lewis

Operations Manager

Liana Dominique
Liana Dominique

Partnership Coordinator

Kaya Coleman
Kaya Coleman

Community Manager

Brittany Sharnez
Brittany Sharnez

Marketing & Communications Manager

Board of Directors

Emily Cunningham
Emily Cunningham

Program Manager @ Square

Makinde Adeagbo
Makinde Adeagbo

Founder of /dev/color/

Wahab Owolabi
Wahab Owolabi

Founder of URx

Kavita Bala
Kavita Bala

Dean of Cornell Bowers CIS

Raquel Romano
Raquel Romano

CTO @Threadloom

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