Welcome to Wednesday.

 

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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New ‘VC In Residence’ Program Brings Investors Directly To Black And Hispanic Founders

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

 

A New Wave Of Stock Photography: Introducing The Jopwell Collection

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

 

The New Crowdfunding Platform for Businesses in Chicago’s Underserved Communities

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
 

Values-Aligned Collaboration Unleashing Financial Health

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

 

iPraxis Introduces STEM to Kids of Color in Philly

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

 

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