Dr. Bradley K. Jensen, Principal Partner with the new Microsoft Innovation Center located in the historic Flatiron Building, surprised guests at the 2015 ATP Awards Gala on October 15, 2015, when he announced an in-kind donation of Microsoft BizSpark development tools to be used by Vine City Code Crew. The donation is worth over $120,000 and will allow the program to continue inspiring kids to learn computer programming.
The Vine City Code Crew (VC3) is a relationship driven initiative with youth in under-resourced communities which aspires to inspire us in STEAM education — Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. By coding, making and explorative learning, we create as the creators we were made to be. And in so doing, we would hope we become a people who love to learn — and learn to love. Nestled in the western shadows of the Georgia Dome, Vine City was one of Atlanta’s many neighborhoods with a rich historical heritage. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Joseph Lowery lived in the community during the Civil Rights movement.