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Idea Drop is 4 day, free program &  meeting space for the library, archives, museums folks + friends. 
Join backyard conversation + lend an idea or skill to a hackfest + meet with Knight Foundation during office hours!  
Enjoy good company at 1706 Garden St in Austin or online at libraryideas.org

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Saturday, March 12 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Tech and Disconnected Youth @ #IdeaDrop

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There’s a tech boom all around, but low-income areas like the Bronx, 13 miles north of Silicon Alley, rarely reap benefits. Young people drop out of education and employment systems and depend on “the hustle” to get by – creative, quick-turnaround ways to make money.

In the hustle mindset, there’s a wealth of creativity that can evolve into entrepreneurship with the right training. In the Bronx, TechTank is a youth tech education program and incubator that fosters local entrepreneurship and builds connections with near tech hubs.

Hear how disconnected Bronx youth became tech savvy entrepreneurs. Learn how to implement and measure programs that grow tech talent in low-income areas.


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Jerelyn J Rodriguez

The Knowledge House
Co-Founder & Pres Mgr & Entrepreneur in Residence at the BXL: Bronx Business Incubator

Saturday March 12, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm CST
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

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