“The consistent thing we hear from the Facebooks and Googles of the world is that they are not able to identify young talented people of color,” explained Eli Kennedy CEO of the Level Playing Field Institute, the organization that heads up the Summer Math and Science Honors program at UCLA.
“At the same time, we’re seeing job growth in America being driven by the tech sector.”
Low income students of color need the SMASH program to be able to compete, he said.
That is why, according to program officials, SMASH is free of charge.
Read more here in the Los Angeles Sentinel.