Android classes for minority teens in DC


Good evening. I’d like to share this great opportunity for DC Black and Latino area youths sent to me via the DC Robotics list from @philshapiro. PLEASE RETWEET THIS WIDELY. All the info is below! It’s my understanding that the class is being offered to Black and Latino youths only.



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Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 15:05:53 -0400
From: Phil Shapiro Subject: [DCRobotics] Android classes for minority teens DC

Hi DC Robotics community,

At a recent meeting of the DC Area Androids Users Group, I met a
very smart geek, Leshell Hatley, who is getting her doctorate in Human
Computer Interface design at the Univ. of Maryland. Leshell applied
for and won a grant from the Macarthur Foundation to teach Android
programming to Black and Latino teens in DC. These classes will take
place on Tues. and Thursdays from 4 pm to 6:30 pm at Howard
University. The classes are free. Teens need to apply to be accepted.

The announcement of these classes is appended below. Thanks for
forwarding this email to anyone you know who might be interested in
applying for the classes. I’d hope some of our very smart teens from
Banneker Academic High School (across the street from Howard Univ.)
might apply.

As a graduate of Howard University myself, I’m thrilled that
Howard is offering space for these classes, too.

You can also read about Leshell Hatley’s many talents and
accomplishments on her web site.


Winner of the MacArthur Foundation 2010 Digital Media & Learning
Competition, Youth APPLab is designed to teach Black and Latino high school
students in DC how to design and create mobile Android applications (apps).
Classes are starting soon and will be held on the campus of Howard
University. If you or someone you know is interested, please send an email
to for more information and a student application
package. Space is limited, so reply now. For more information about Youth
APPLab, please visit

Classes will go until May/June with an app competition for internships
at the end.

Phil Shapiro

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