Silverline and PepUp Tech, a non-profit organization bringing computer science and technology programs to underserved communities, announced today a new strategic partnership through Silverline’s Philanthropy Initiative, Silverline Cares.
The partnership between Silverline and PepUp Tech will ensure that bright, motivated, underserved students have the skills, mentors, and confidence needed to begin careers in technology. PepUp Tech’s scalable model of workforce development benefits thousands of young people and the technology industry as a whole. Through the partnership, Silverline will be giving a grant to PepUp Tech, along with laptop donations that will be used in their brand new STEAM labs. Silverline will also be a lead sponsor at PepUp Tech’s Dreamforce event in San Francisco this September.
“From the moment we were introduced to the PepUp Tech team, we knew that we wanted to partner with them,” said Gireesh Sonnad, CEO and Co-Founder, Silverline. “At Silverline, we strongly value participation from a wide variety of backgrounds. Encouraging conversations from different perspectives and giving back to the community are part of the core values of Silverline. PepUp Tech’s mission to create a roadmap for these students to learn about computer science and technology, gain access to people and careers in these industries, and ultimately give back to their communities aligns exactly with our values and creates a perfect partnership.”
Silverline employees have been volunteering with PepUp Tech’s annual Bootcamps and will continue to support the organization through sponsoring events, contributing towards PepUp Tech’s STEAM lab, funding scholarships, and continuing to use their Volunteer Time Off policy to work with the students. Silverline employees will be on hand to mentor and coach the students to prepare for job interviews. Just recently, two PepUp Tech student alumni joined Silverline through its Silverline Academy program.
“We’re grateful for Silverline’s time and partnership,” said Selina Suarez, Co-founder, PepUp Tech. “Expanding our programs and allowing the chance for more students to get involved would not be possible without them.”
About PepUp Tech
PepUp Tech is a non-profit dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented people in tech. Our goal is to inspire individuals to learn about computer science and technology, gain access to people and careers in these industries, and ultimately give back to their communities. We seek to promote access in underserved areas.