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.
Charles A. Archer has made a career out of helping others. A lawyer, author, speaker and entrepreneur, he is the
CEO/co-founder of The THRIVE Network, a 501(c)(3) based in Brooklyn,
which helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and
their families in New York City and New Jersey.
Abai Schulze has had a fascinating life. Born in Ethiopia, she moved
to the United States, graduated with a degree in
economics and fine arts and went on to work with a government agency
and then Ashoka, an NGO that promotes social entrepreneurship. Here, she talks to TNJ.com about ZAAF, her collection of handcrafted luxury leather handbags and accessories.