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Entertainment Software Association donates $1 million to support Black Girls Code

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The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and its philanthropic arm, the ESA Foundation, are supporting Black Girls Code with $1 million for education and mentoring programs for girls and young women interested in technology.

The initiative boosts Black Girls Code’s mission of teaching coding and technology skills to 1 million girls and young women by 2040. And it helps the ESA recruit more diverse people to learn how to make games and learn science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM).

“We’re really excited about is this is going to expand a lot of opportunities for learning more and helping each of their chapters that we’re working with,” said ESA CEO Stanley Pierre-Louis in an interview with GamesBeat. “And our members are