Organization Spotlight: The Next Billion

Organization Spotlight: The Next Billion

By: OLC Admin
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The Next Billion is a collaborative partnership that aims to bridge the gap between people with disabilities and the tech industry. Since its inception the Next Billion has made significant progress towards its goal of breaking down industry stigmas and creating opportunities in STEM fields for students with disabilities through personal mentorship opportunities. Just this past year the organization connected 85 students to mentors from companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, PayPal, etc.; with 75% of the mentees say that they had a life-changing experience. 

This year, the Next Billion is partnering with 12 universities across the US & Canada to mentor 480 students. If you are a student living with a disability or interested in becoming a mentor, visit the NextBillion.org

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Posted on January 16, 2018