As part of our $3 million Diversity and Inclusion fund, Uber is proud to partner with incredible organizations like Code.org and Girls Who Code that work to expand access to computer science and build a more diverse, inclusive tech community. This June, we hosted a series of volunteer events in our largest Southeast cities, like Miami and Atlanta, to connect Uber employees with hands-on opportunities to support this work in our local communities.
In Miami, we teamed up with our partners at Code.org to host Hour of Code, a free event for driver-partners, their families, and community members. The Hour of Code is an interactive (and fun!) one-hour program designed to introduce students of all ages to coding and computer science.
Take a look at some photos from the event below!
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Keeping the celebration going, 25 members of the Uber Miami team also volunteered to fully repaint the YWCA Greater Miami Dade’s teen computer lab and clubhouse. The project is just part of an overall plan to give the facility a complete makeover, and by the time the school year begins the teen program will have a brand-new space. We are proud to partner with the YWCA to create a warmer, more welcoming environment for middle- and high-schoolers to learn skills connected to science and technology, and to support the YWCA’s mission of creating opportunity for women and families in South Florida.
Check out some highlights from the service project below.