Better Jobs – Higher Wages - $25,000 Grantee

Tech901 aims to develop, grow, and diversify the talent pool in Memphis through training in technology, a field with higher earning potential, many unfilled jobs, and severely lacking in diversity. It intentionally recruits students of color, of low and middle-income background, and women to support the accessibility and growth of Memphians in tech. The Community Foundation grant will fund one class of 48 students for IT Foundations, a 12-week course offered for $100 per student, a significant reduction in cost and time barriers relative to for-profit courses. Upon graduation, Tech901 supports its diverse alumni in securing IT jobs with livable wages.

If you have a fund at the Community Foundation and would like to donate to support this project, click the button below and designate MLK50: The Next Step Forward in the "Grant Purpose" field.

You can make an online donation with a credit card or through your donor-advised fund at Tech901's profile. Click "Donate Now" and designate MLK50: The Next Step Forward in the "Special Instructions" field.

To learn more about the MLK50: The Next Step Forward grant round and see other grantees and finalists, click here.