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Latinos in Tech Stepping Up During COVID-19

While we stay at home due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, many people are reaching out to help those in need. David Silva-Ossa is the founder of Techqueria, a non-profit organization that serves to uplift and guide members of the Latinx community within the cutthroat tech industry. Recently, leaders like David and his friends used their vast intelligence, collected resources, and tweeted away to launch a fund that helps undocumented immigrants who were unable to collect the economic stimulus relief provided by the US government. 

 

“What these communities need the most right now is cash because there are bills that are piling up, there are things that you just need to have and there are people losing their jobs. People are getting fired and a lot of people are not going to be able to get the federal or state benefit,” said Silva-Ossa. “We’re going to keep fundraising for as long as we can to help as many families as possible.”

David and his friends are doing just that by helping hundreds of families. Techqueria’s original goal was set to $15,000, but in less than 24 hours they mobilized via IG stories, tweets, and of course, their familia’s WhatsApp groups – surpassing their original goal by more than 80 percent. Over the course of three weeks, they’ve raised more than $51,000 to help their fellow Latinos in need. What a way to use technology to help – keep it up, guys!

Check out their website if you’d like to take action and donate to Techqueria’s efforts.

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Techqueria is a national 501c3 non-profit that serves the largest community of Latinx in tech in the USA. “Our mission is to provide Latinx professionals with the resources and support they need to thrive and become leaders in the tech industry.”

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