According to the National Urban Technology Center’s website, a 2013
OECD study published in
the N.Y. Times cited that youth and adults in the U.S. are
fairing dismally as compared to 19 other countries in proficiency areas
such as literacy, math, and problem solving in technology-rich
environments. Urban Tech hopes to change that. At its annual gala earlier this month, TNJ.com interviewed its president.
As long as she can remember, Alicia Goodwin was fascinated with creating. She loved creating things, loved designing things and loved fashion. Narrowing down her creative bent, she focused in on jewelry and created her own unique jewelry while also consulting for design houses in New York City. Goodwin launched Lingua Nigra in 2003 in Brooklyn, NY. She gave the inside account to TNJ.com.