Announcing All Star Code’s Corporate Partners for the 2017 Summer Intensive Program

Alberto R. Tornés
May 31, 2017 · 4 min read

All Star Code Partners with Leading Technology, Media & Financial Services Companies to Launch 4th Annual Summer Intensive for Computer Science

Bond Collective, Cisco, Comcast, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, MLB Advanced Media and Yahoo Provide Crucial Financial and Operational Support.

Over $350,000 in Fundraising, More Than Triple Previous Record Investment, Enables All Star Code’s Expanded Reach and Impact.

I am excited to announce that All Star Code has partnered with the above-mentioned industry-leading technology, media and financial services companies to launch the organization’s 4th Annual Summer Intensive for computer science.

In support of All Star Code’s mission to close the tech entrepreneurship gap by developing a pipeline of diverse 21st century leaders, Bond Collective, Cisco, Comcast, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, MLB Advanced Media and Yahoo are providing a wide range of operational and financial support and services.

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All Star Code students pictured inside MLB Advanced Media’s office.

All Star Code invests in Black and Latino high school male students because while STEM organizations for girls continue to grow, there are currently no national organizations fostering, exposing or educating young men of color for careers in the tech industry. The tech industry is one of the fastest growing industries and the highest paying, but only one percent of venture capital-backed startups have a Black or Latino member on their founding team.

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Christina Lewis Halpern with All Star Code students during the 2016 Summer Intensive program.

“We are proud to work with such pioneering and respected companies to offer our students the best possible introduction to the tech industry and entrepreneurship,” said Christina Lewis Halpern, founder and Executive Director of All Star Code. “Their generosity has enabled a year of tremendous growth for All Star Code, not only in terms of the number of students we reach, but also in the depth of education and industry exposure we deliver.”

Throughout the free six-week flagship program, the corporate partners will facilitate All Star Code’s innovative curriculum that combines specific skills with networks, mindsets and cultural understanding, by providing: mentorships, speakers, financial contributions, computers and exposure to work culture.

The 2017 Summer Intensive will feature unprecedented reach and scope. Not only has the number of applicants to the New York program continue to double year-over-year, 2017 also marks the expansion of All Star Code into Pittsburgh, PA, an emerging tech market with a strong civic community, leading universities, and a ready population.

”We are pleased to host our second All Star Code Summer Intensive class at Goldman Sachs,” said Valentino Carlotti, Global Head of Human Capital Management for the Investment Banking and Merchant Banking divisions at Goldman Sachs. “We hope to inspire and motivate the next generation of leaders to pursue their dreams with competence, confidence and character.”

Cisco’s SVP and Chief Strategy Officer Hilton Romanski added: “It’s an honor for Cisco to support All Star Code and their mission of fostering diversity and entrepreneurial success across young men, who we believe will be best positioned to address the complexities of an ever-changing business and technology landscape. We look forward to hosting students at Cisco’s offices for the Summer Intensive, as well as engaging with them through mentorship and speaker programs to help build leaders for the workforce of the future.”

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Since its founding in 2013, All Star Code has dramatically raised awareness of the lack of representation of males of color in technology and the importance of soft skills and mindset in teaching coding and computer science. The expansion to Pittsburgh is part of the organization’s continued growth, and a key milestone in bringing the organization’s network to 1,000 students by 2020.

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Corporate Sponsors

All Star Code partners with several cutting-edge companies to give its students access to the professional world and the tech industry. For more information, regarding sponsorship opportunities, please visit our partnership interest form and contact Alberto Tornés, Director of Partnerships, at


All Star Code’s Summer Benefit is the largest fundraising opportunity for ASC and provides ASC’s supporters with the chance to meet and interact with our Summer Intensive students. The 4th Annual Benefit, one of the hottest tickets of the summer attended by C-suite executives, lawmakers and other influencers, is returning to the Hamptons this July. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact

Student Applicants

Sign up here to be notified when applications open for 2018 Summer Intensive — All Star Code’s free, six-week flagship program designed to give high school boys the access and exposure they need to become successful tech entrepreneurs.

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