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Tuskegee University Becomes Community Center for Coding and Creativity, in Collaboration with Apple and Tennessee State University

December 10, 2020

Contact: Kawana McGough, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing

Tuskegee University will help bring workforce development opportunities to students and the broader Black Belt community
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Margaret Murray Washington Hall

Tuskegee, AL – Today, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week, Tuskegee University announced it will become a community center for Coding and Creativity as part of Apple’s Community Education Initiative and Tennessee State University’s HBCU C2 initiative designed to bring coding and creativity experiences to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and their communities.

“Coding is essential and fundamental to jobs and careers in the computing sector,” stated Dr. Charlotte P. Morris, Interim President of Tuskegee University. “This partnership will help Tuskegee University to increase the pool of diverse talents that can make America more competitive in the near future. We are most grateful to Apple and Tennessee State University for this partnership opportunity.”

Faculty leaders from the University will participate in Apple’s ongoing Community Education Initiative Learning Series to learn about coding and app development. As part of that ongoing professional development, educators will explore innovative ways to engage with learners using Apple’s comprehensive curriculum, which utilizes its easy-to-learn Swift programming language.

As part of its Community Education Initiative, Apple is supporting Tuskegee University with equipment and professional development to help the university become the pre-eminent HBCU C2 community center to bring coding and creativity to Tuskegee and the State of Alabama.
 

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