Voya Financial Joins Digital Girl, Inc. As They Host Their First Hour Of Code In Manhattan At A School In ChinaTown
Non-profit organization, Digital Girl, Inc. hosts their first Hour of Code located in the borough of Manhattan at Public School 126, Jacob August Riis in Chinatown! Digital Girl, Inc will work with 140 4th and 5thgrade students, hoping to encourage an enthusiastic excitement to learning the concepts of computer programming.
Computer science drives innovation in the US economy and society. Despite a growing demand for jobs in the field, it remains marginalized throughout the US K-12 education system. Technology and software industries suffer from an extreme lack of diversity. Introducing Hour of Code to students is the first step in changing this by allowing students to learn about the discipline of computer science.
Voya Financial joins DGI as part of their National Day of Service initiative connecting employees with the communities it serves through philanthropic activities focusing on financial literacy, children’s education and the environment. Their employees will don Voya tee shirts while assisting DGI staff in instructing students in the classroom. Voya Financial, which rebranded from ING, is a financial services company that provides financial services for over 13 million customers in the United States. The company’s vision is to become America’s retirement company.
Digital Girl Incorporated is a not for profit organization dedicated to empowering the underserved, especially young girls to pursue careers in STEM disciplines, therefore maximizing their potential to be contributing individuals in society. DGI has brought Hour of Code to close to 400 students and operates free afterschool coding classes at P.S. 21 and P.S. 59 in Bedford Stuyvesant. For more information on Digital Girl, Inc., contact: Michelle Gall, 347.857.8647.