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About: Uniting NC is a Durham-based nonprofit that works to ensure that low-income communities, particularly recent immigrants and refugees, have the support they need to achieve their American Dream and give back to their communities.

2017-18 DGIN funding will support Code the Dream, a gateway program for talented, low-income minority and immigrant youth to start a career in tech. Students build experience by coding apps, and area nonprofits receive apps that will help them better serve the community (e.g., area shelters need a shared app to track open beds). The grant will specifically help cover student stipends to allow them to cut back on dead-end jobs and focus on developing skills that can lead to rewarding careers and middle-class security.

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