“Our entire mission is to bridge the racial wealth gap in America,” Miller said. “We feel like tech is the way to do that.”
That’s because tech jobs pay well, with salaries for skilled workers in the industry averaging $135,000, Miller said. “That’s more than the median household income of a Black family and a Latinx family combined.”
Yet even though Black Americans make up about 13 percent of the population, a 2018 Pew Research Center survey found that Black workers make up just 9 percent of all workers in STEM jobs — those involving science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.