The global nonprofit Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is now a charity partner for the Urban Tech Connect // Forward conference September 15 – 17, 2020.

NFTE activates the entrepreneurial mindset and builds startup skills in young people from under-resourced communities. The organization focuses on entrepreneurship education as a path for inclusion, racial equity, social justice, and prosperity. Since 2007, NFTE Los Angeles has reached more than 20,000 local youth ages 11 to 18.

Currently Covid-19 poses enormous risks to local students’ education, finances, health, and wellbeing. Donations to NFTE provide key resources for the organization’s teachers so they can implement a blended learning approach, a flexible digitally-enabled curriculum, and a peer-to-peer professional development model. These funds also help teachers prepare for the Los Angeles Unified School District to start online this fall.

Urban Tech Connect // Forward, the premier tech conference focused on Latinx and African American founders, is returning for a third year — this time virtually. The best entrepreneurs and VCs in the industry will be there to share unique insights and offer founders support to develop smart plans, raise funds, grow their businesses, and gain traction. Learn more here.