One of the nation’s biggest 24-hour annual giving events, Give Miami Day is an online campaign where all locals are philanthropists. Since 2012, Give Miami Day has raised more than $61 million. Established in 1967, the Foundation partners with donors to champion their causes and improve quality of life in Greater Miami. It takes leadership on civic issues, invests in the community and nurtures philanthropy at all levels. This year, Give Miami Day officially kicks-off with an early giving day on November 15th and the main day being November 18th, 2021.
Computing occupations are the number 1 source of all new wages in the U.S. and make up over half of all projected new jobs in STEM fields. Unfortunately, computer science is marginalized throughout education and despite there being close to 30,000 open computing jobs, in Florida there were only 3,357 graduates in computer science in 2018 and only 33% of all public high schools teach a foundational course.
Launched in 2017, Miami EdTech is a 501(c)(3) working to close the digital skills gap & significantly improve economic and workforce opportunities for historically underrepresented students through digital literacy training, computer science support and advocacy, and industry-informed workforce programming.
This Give Miami Day we’ve partnered with Riders.ai – a virtual coding and robotics training platform & Strategio – to host an online robotics training & competition that teaches students in-demand tech skills such as python, algorithms, computational thinking, and teamwork! The competition will take place from November 18th – November 21st and will start with a Kick-Off event on Monday, November 15th. Learn more here