For the past three years, Code Black Indy has educated more than 300 black and brown youth and adults from underserved communities. Code Black Indy expanded into a physical space in the Christamore House Family and Community Center, called Tech @ 502. Since March of 2021, Code Black Indy has provided virtual training to participants across the nation.
Resultant to provide technical and problem-solving expertise during workshops for Code Black Indy students
Applying Resultant’s mission of helping clients, coworkers, and communities thrive to its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives is to actively participate in building a diverse pipeline of tech talent that better reflects the communities where Resultant lives and works. Resultant actively reassessed its recruiting practices and launched DEI Champions in 2020. The DEI Champions lead community partnerships, conversations, and celebrations to help Resultant employees learn, grow, and embrace each other’s authentic selves. Resultant’s DEI Champions connected with Code Black Indy’s founder, Sam Campbell and a natural partnership was developed.
“Resultant is excited to partner with Code Black Indy to help fulfill its mission by helping to make entry into the tech sector accessible for all who seek a seat at the table,” said Mary Catharine Grau, VP of Brand and Communications and the leadership sponsor for the partnership. “It’s widely known that postsecondary credentials and specific training are needed for 21st-century employment; however, access to office environments and to working in teams is just as important. We are supporting Code Black students by providing training in the technical, problem solving, and professional skills needed to succeed in today’s market.”
Sam Campbell, expanded on Mary Catharine’s statement: “We are quite aware that the limited resources for minority cultures cause them to be left behind as the rest of the predominantly privileged cultures surge forward and most of the people who are low income tend to be minorities with no resources to build a better future for themselves. From our research and investigation, we realized that people most often than not, go into crime when they are not gainfully employed, or when they are not exposed to resources for more choices that could enlighten them to a different path.”
Want to be a designer? UI/UX Workshop
The first virtual workshop in partnership with Code Black Indy and Resultant will take place Saturday, 7/31, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST, and participation is free. “Want to be a designer?” will teach an introduction to UI/UX to participants. Interested parties should register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/want-to-be-a-designer-learn-uiux-w-resultant-tickets-164133627097.
If you are interested in learning more about Code Black Indy’s work in the Indianapolis community and beyond, visit their website at codeblackindy.org.