Articles by Josie Goytisolo

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    CODeLLA connects Latina girls and their families to future careers in tech

    June 7, 2017 by Josie Goytisolo

    CODeLLA connects Latina girls and their families to future careers in tech

    Photo courtesy of CODeLLA.

    Josie Goytisolo is founder and CEO of CODeLLA, a technology entrepreneurship and coding immersion program for Latina girls ages 8-12. Today, Knight Foundation is announcing $100,000 in new support for CODeLLA over two years. 

    We created CODeLLA in December 2013 to bridge the skills and opportunity gap experienced by underserved Latina middle school girls in our Miami community. Now, with new support from Knight Foundation, we’re looking forward to expanding our work and providing more girls with a foundational knowledge of coding, developing their ability to think critically and helping them work collaboratively to build apps and businesses that solve problems in their communities. CODeLLA’s third cohort—our eight-week summer immersive coding and entrepreneurship camp—starts at Centro Mater, a best practice community center in Little Havana on June 12.