Wil.i.am Boosting Tech Diversity
Wil.i.am is considered an innovator on may levels and he wants to help forge a new generation of innovators, specifically in the tech sector. He created I.am.angel Foundation in 2009 to boost interest in STEM among youth. He said he created it to “transform communities by addressing modern-day challenges including; housing foreclosures, unemployment, lack of funding and access to quality education, and an increasingly competitive marketplace.”
“In October, the foundation announced the opening of the Chase Homeownership Center in the East Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights, Wil.i.am’s hometown, in partnership with JP Morgan Chase. And in August, the singer celebrated a milestone as the first artist to have their song broadcast back to earth from Mars,” reports BlackGivesBack. Wil.i.am also announced his foundation’s teaming with Discovery Education to bring science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) to K-12 classrooms nationwide.