Summary of “Amazon HQ2 Could Make Tech Diversity Worse in Atlanta”

When Lonnell Warner was in middle school, his family moved from Atlanta to a suburb just outside town.
Eventually Warner got into a fight with a white student.
Warner secured his degree by homeschooling back in Atlanta, but he was off track for the jobs in computing that he had hoped to pursue after graduation.
Those alternate pathways to computing education, like boot camps and IT certification courses, would seem to offer the perfect solution for aspiring tech workers like him.
In advance of its promise of 50,000 new jobs to its chosen HQ2 location, Amazon has pledged $50 million to STEM education over the next five years.
10 million of that already went to, a nonprofit that supports expanding computer-science education and diversity.
Amazon also donated $300,000 each to Greater Foundation and the Technology Access Foundation, investments meant to help local nonprofits help students without access to computer-science education.
Warner had to make a living, so he took a job doing facilities work at a local university.

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