Empowering Communities Through Design

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Melanie Araujo successfully broke into tech without a background in design. Her own experience motivated her to create an organization mentoring other people of color and equipping folks with the tools and knowledge necessary to acquire positions in tech. The look and feel of her organization, Front & Center, was inspired by the big, bold design found in low-income communities in Boston. Front & Center was going to show up in a predominately white, male-dominated space and put the issue of racial diversity, or lack of, in the forefront.

Presented at #MakeBread, in Boston 2017.

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