Black Girls Code was created to “provide young and pre-teen girls of color opportunities to learn
in-demand skills in technology and computer programming at a time when
they are naturally thinking about what they want to be when they grow
up.” Recently, the nonprofit has garnered the attention of search giant Google. Last month, Google gave the organization teaching space valued at $2.8 million at its headquarters in NYC.
Usher may be one of contemporary R&B's greats, but he is also a person
who cares. And he’s been doing so with his
Usher’s New Look, which he founded with his mom in 1999. Among the various social services it provides, New Look
mentors disadvantaged children and adolescents and is dedicated to
bridging the gap between despair and success for young people globally. And the person making things run is president and CEO Yvette Cook.