Today, at our global headquarters in New York City, Capital One announced that we are one of the first recipients of funding from their $150 million Future Edge initiative. This is an exciting milestone for General Assembly’s Opportunity Fund, which helps enable and encourage individuals from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to participate in our Web Development Immersive and User Experience Design Immersive.
Capital One believes that the digital skills gap is one of our nation’s most pressing issues. They join an amazing group of early Opportunity Fund backers including Nas, Microsoft, Google, Hirepurpose, Alexis Ohanian, and PayPal. Their support will help dozens more individuals from low-income backgrounds in NY, SF, and DC find great jobs in tech and design.
Our vision at GA is to build a global community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love. We have made so much progress over the last four years towards that vision, but we are still just getting started. We’re glad to welcome Capital One to our community, and we’re thrilled to have their commitment of support for the Opportunity Fund.