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The Knight Foundation announced a new commitment to tech innovators in Miami. More than $700,000 will go to advancing pathways to inclusion in underserved communities. These projects include Digital Grass, Miami Made, and the International Women’s Forum. Check out the full list.
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Funded with $1.2 million and a three-year commitment from the Knight Foundation, the initiative is a variation on a model commonly seen at universities and accelerators.
CLARE O’CONNOR | FORBES
More than 100 free-to-download stock photos featuring social entrepreneurs, editors, techies, financial analysts, recruiters, marketers, student leaders, and even an Olympian at work.
PORTER BRASWELL & RYAN WILLIAMS | JOPWELL
Emile Cambry Jr. wanted to make the fundraising process served Chicago communities. In order to do so, he created BLUEFund Rewards, a new crowdfunding platform that connects small business owners with potential outside funders.
BETHANY AO | IDEA FORGE
Since 2014, Village Capital and PayPal have teamed up on six venture development programs in the US, India and Latin America, supporting more than 70 ventures that are improving financial health from diverse communities.
ROSS BAIRD | PAYPAL
It was through the study—called “Pathways”—that Jeremiah White determined that minority kids were less exposed to STEM fields in grade school than their white counterparts, and that the exposure that they did receive to STEM fields was notably cursory.
QUINN O’CALLAGHAN | THE PHILADELPHIA CITIZEN