OAKLAND -- An Oakland-based organization called Hack the Hood which trains youth how to build websites for local nonprofits and small businesses, has received a $500,000 grant from Google as part of its Bay Area Impact Challenge.

The money will help the organization expand in Oakland as well as in the five counties in the immediate Bay Area. In addition, the organization will use the money to expand its curriculum and training materials and develop partnerships with nonprofits and schools.

Hack the Hood has a goal of training 5,000 youth in five cities in the Bay Area to build websites for 25,000 small businesses in the next couple of years.




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