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📶 Help Texans connect to WiFi!

Sign the Texas Technology for All petition!

AUTMHQ UPDATES Hola and Hello!

You were recently invited to the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) enrollment event at the Goodwill Community Center. Representatives from Google Fiber and AT&T were present to answer all of your important ACP-related questions. It was an amazing experience! ACP is a Federal Communications Commission program that connects low-income families and households to internet service. The Affordable Connectivity Program provides up to a $30 monthly discount on broadband service and a $75 monthly discount for households on qualifying tribal lands. The Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTMHQ) team participated in this event because, as you know, AUTMHQ advocates for connectivity for all Texans through its Texas Technology for All petition, which was launched in 2020. This petition has been collecting signatures from those who support digital equity for our most vulnerable communities and will be delivered to local governments for the following purposes: Broadband Development Council and Operation Connectivity Partnership. Please consider signing this petition if you support reliable and high-speed internet access for all Texans for economic growth, the development of technological skills, and access to education. Paty Sesma VP of MarCom at AUTMHQ


🍹 Join us Tomorrow! ¡Mañana!

Join us for The Link Up Networking Happy Hour tomorrow from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.! Meet us at the Dogwood Rock Rose in Austin's Domain. If you want to meet people from all walks of life and make new friends, this is an excellent event to attend. We can't wait to see you there!


Meet three Houston-based Latino-owned startups working to disrupt their industries

Latino-owned businesses in the United States grew 44 percent over the last decade, according to a report on Latino entrepreneurship by the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Houston is a particular hotspot.

In the Houston area, where 38 percent of the population is Hispanic, an equal percentage of small businesses are owned by Hispanic Americans, according to the University of Houston.

In a recent pitch competition held by the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest, three of those businesses were selected as finalists and judged by a panel of Hispanic business leaders and entrepreneurs to win cash prizes and mentorships.


Data-driven solutions to workplace diversity

The significance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace is well-established. Researchers first uncovered the connection between a diverse workforce and efficient performance more than two decades ago.

So, why haven’t we seen major improvements in this area?

As organisations seek to diversify their workforces, it’s also critical to ensure that the best talent available is being engaged throughout the process.

There has been progress made in the last two decades in terms of education, training, and awareness programs, but despite that, contingent worker data tends to be scarce.

In fact, one of the biggest obstacles to meaningful improvements in workforce diversity is a lack of such visibility.


Study Finds Community College System Fails to Produce Equitable Outcomes for Black Students

NNPA NEWSWIRE — According to a new report from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies on the state of Black students at community colleges, an alarming 70 percent of Black students experienced food or housing insecurity or homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report highlighted that while Black students remain disproportionately represented in community colleges, policy barriers prevent the system from producing equitable outcomes.


Latinos in Tech working to expand career opportunities

Latinos in Tech co-founder Ben Juarez wants people from his community to know what he didn't as the young son of immigrants from El Salvador — there are vast opportunities for careers in tech. “Never did I think about that," said Juarez. "Nobody ever told me. A lot of it is that. Somebody stopping and telling you – you can do this." According to Latinos in Tech's website, their goal is to help Latinos meet the projected 13% growth of technology occupations by 2020. They also want to increase the overall percentage of minorities working in tech.

The organization offers members the chance to share resources, and join special events and professional development services, according to its website.


Austin Tech Roundtable: Upskill Your Workforce

Michael Ward Jr., President and CEO of AUTMHQ, will speak at the Austin Tech Roundtable event about his work with employers to train and hire marginalized workers so they can thrive in the tech industry.

Agenda 8:30 - 9 a.m. - Coffee & Networking 9:00 -10 a.m. - Roundtable Discussion


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