Global Mentorspowered by Toptal
The tech industry is about as diverse asPrinceton University in the 1970s.Even with the spread of excellent free educational resources, children from lower socioeconomic communities simply do not have the same access to high-level guidance and mentorship as wealthy children in Silicon Valley. We believe opportunities in tech should be equal for everyone, and we’re stepping up to help close the gap.
Toptal is donating$100,000to fund fellowships to the General Assembly Opportunity Fund, a program for hands-on engineering training for underserved groups. In addition, Toptalers across the globe are donating$1,000,000worth of mentorship time dedicated to providing ongoing support to GA graduates over the next 2 years.
The Toptal community is uniting its global network of mentors and technology experts from diverse backgrounds and skill sets to volunteer their time mentoring and pair programming to help graduates of the General Assembly Opportunity Fundhone their skills for a competitive career in the tech sector.
Unequal access to technology and education is a large problem that needs to be fixed. At Toptal, we pride ourselves on a culture of mentorship, collaboration, and continuous improvement. It’s critical that we make every effort to commit this spirit and our resources to addressing this problem in our industry. It doesn’t matter if you’re in San Francisco or São Paulo, you can help make this a reality.