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Committed to change.

Philadelphia has the highest poverty rate of America’s 10 largest cities. 25+% of Philadelphia’s 1.56m residents live in poverty.

This is troubling because poverty disproportionately affects minorities in our majority minority city. Of Philadelphia’s poor, 70% are either Black or Hispanic.

The technology sector offers long term employment and wealth-creating opportunities. Philadelphia’s tech scene is thriving, but due to lack of exposure, there is limited participation by minorities.

In a sector whose median income is $60,000, the skills needed for entry level jobs, through The ITEM, can be obtained and certified in 180 days with a $750 investment.