Ruben Digital arrived at the Lacuna Lofts of Chicago around 6:30 PM just before the speakers of Blue1647 were introduced: CEO and Founder Emile Cambry Jr and Sr. Advisor Tracey Powell. One by one they each spoke about their adoration for the Windy City, how and why they joined Blue1647 and their plans for the future. Among several plans was a very exciting announcement: Google has partnered with Blue1647 for their STEM projects and will be donating $500,000 within a two year period!
The grant will be used for Blue1647’s organizations which include but not limited to, Latina Girls Code and Paige and Paxton. Their intent is to help young people under the age of 8. The donation is by far the most the company has received but it will be put in use to help others who may not have the means or funds to achieve their dream career.