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Young People's Project connects tech and civil rights

Posted by  The Young People's Project  January 22, 2014 12:00 PM

By Bethany Allen
Source: Cambridge Chronicle

In Microsoft’s Kendall Square office on a Friday afternoon last fall, about a dozen people worked busily building programs from scratch. Literally, the programs were built on Scratch, a freely available application developed by MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten Group. The programmers? Local teenagers, brought to Microsoft by the Young People’s Project for a free conference billed as a “sampling of real-world S.T.E.A.M.-related career topics and skills.”

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To '60s Civil Rights Hero, Math Is Kids' Formula For Success

Posted by  The Young People's Project  August 01, 2013 05:38 PM

By: CHRISTOPHER CONNELLY and MARISA PENALOSA

 

Bob Moses is 78, but he has the same probing eyes you see behind thick black glasses in photos from 50 years ago when he worked as a civil rights activist in Mississippi. The son of a janitor, Moses was born and raised in Harlem. He's a Harvard-trained philosopher and a veteran teacher.

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