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We Create Tech Inc

Preparing for Careers in STEAM

Decatur , GA   |  wecreatetech.org

Mission

The mission of We Create Tech is to increase the number of Black & Brown youth preparing for careers in STEAM fields by designing learning experiences in coding, audio, video, film, and virtual reality disciplines.

Ruling year info

2022

Principal Officer

Shana Sanders

Main address

520 W Ponce De Leon Unit 2932

Decatur , GA 30031 USA

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EIN

87-4506890

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We Create Tech aims to address several key challenges and disparities in the tech industry, particularly related to underrepresentation of Black and Brown students. The organization seeks to solve the following issues: Race Gap in the Tech Industry,Limited Access to Education and Resources,Lack of Representation and Role Models,Low Participation in STEAM Fields,Systemic Barriers and Stereotypes, Lack of Awareness and Outreach. By addressing these challenges and working towards solutions, We Create Tech aims to empower Black and Brown students, increase their representation in STEAM fields, and create a more equitable and diverse tech industry for the future. The organization's mission is to make a significant impact and contribute to building a more inclusive and innovative society where all individuals have equal opportunities to thrive in the tech world.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Coding & Music Production

Exclusive Support and Partnership with Georgia Tech, using javascript coding language to create original music compositions.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Multiracial people
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent
At-risk youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of teachers who report feeling equipped to address issues of disability and inclusion

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Coding & Music Production

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our organization, We Create Tech, has a clear and ambitious goal. We aim to make a significant impact by addressing the race gap in the tech industry, specifically focusing on Black and Brown students. Our mission is to increase the number of youth from these communities who are equipped and prepared for successful careers in STEAM fields.

To achieve our mission, we are dedicated to designing innovative and engaging learning experiences in various disciplines, including coding, audio, video, film, and virtual reality. By providing access to these educational opportunities and empowering Black and Brown students with the skills and knowledge they need, we strive to bridge the gap and create a more inclusive and diverse tech industry.

At We Create Tech, we recognize the importance of representation and equal opportunities. By fostering a supportive and inclusive environment, we aim to inspire and empower the next generation of diverse tech leaders. We believe that by equipping Black and Brown students with the tools they need to thrive in STEAM fields, we can break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and create a more equitable future.

Through our programs, partnerships, and community engagement, we are committed to making a lasting impact. We measure our success not only by the number of students we reach but also by the achievements and opportunities our participants attain in their educational and professional journeys.

Together, with our dedicated team, supporters, and partners, we are working tirelessly to close the race gap in tech. By preparing Black and Brown students for successful careers in STEAM fields, we aim to create a future where talent, creativity, and innovation know no boundaries or limitations.

Education and Skill-Building Programs: We offer comprehensive educational programs focused on coding, audio, video, film, and virtual reality disciplines. Through hands-on learning experiences, workshops, and mentorship, we provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in STEAM fields.

Outreach and Awareness: We actively engage with schools, community organizations, and local stakeholders to raise awareness about the opportunities available in tech and the importance of diversity and inclusion. By conducting outreach programs, participating in community events, and leveraging digital platforms, we ensure that our message reaches the target audience.

Access and Equity: We strive to remove barriers to entry by providing equal access to our programs and resources. We actively seek partnerships with schools, community centers, and organizations serving Black and Brown students, ensuring that our initiatives are accessible to those who need them the most.

Mentoring and Role Models: We connect students with industry professionals who serve as mentors and role models. These connections help students build networks, gain insights into the tech industry, and receive guidance on their educational and career paths. By showcasing successful Black and Brown professionals in STEAM fields, we inspire and motivate our students.

Collaboration and Partnerships: We collaborate with other organizations, corporations, and educational institutions to maximize our impact. By pooling resources, sharing best practices, and leveraging expertise, we create a network of support and amplify our efforts to close the race gap in tech.

Monitoring and Evaluation: We regularly assess our programs' effectiveness, collect feedback from participants, and measure outcomes to ensure continuous improvement. This data-driven approach allows us to make informed decisions, refine our strategies, and deliver the most impactful experiences for our students.

Advocacy and Policy Engagement: We actively advocate for policies and initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. By engaging with policymakers, industry leaders, and community advocates, we work towards systemic change that creates a more equitable environment for Black and Brown students in tech.

Through these strategies, We Create Tech aims to empower Black and Brown students with the skills, opportunities, and support needed to succeed in STEAM fields. By addressing systemic barriers and fostering an inclusive tech ecosystem, we strive to create lasting change and build a more diverse and representative tech industry.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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We Create Tech Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Eric Jackson

Quinton Cook

Brittany Price

Shana Sanders

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/12/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/12/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.