DURHAM – A $1 million grant from Google.org will support the regional expansion of the Atlanta-based CodeHouse into North Carolina, the organization announced earlier this week.

The organization provides programs, including a mentorship and scholarship program, to students who attend historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

The timeline for the expansion is described by the organization as occurring over the next two years, and a statement from the nonprofit notes that its mission is to build a diverse tech workforce.

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The organization also shared that the funding will enable the nonprofit to expand its mentorship and scholarship program that was launched earlier this year.

“Since CodeHouse’s founding, we’ve been able to reach thousands of students of color in the Atlanta area and equip them with the tools they need to successfully pursue careers in tech,” said Ernest Holmes, CodeHouse’s president and co-founder, in a statement.  “With this grant from Google.org, we’re able to take our efforts to the next level and impact the lives of thousands more. The time is now to increase diverse representation in tech, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to receive this generous funding to support us in our mission to do so.”

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