Who Will Be the New Leaders of the American Tech Industry?

INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Read the original article from EdTech Digest, here. Founded in 2016 in Lowell, Mass., Kids in Tech prepares students with interactive, free after school programs in computers and technology. According to program data, by 2024, 80% of the top 10 most in-demand STEM jobs in the Greater Lowell area will be […]

Lowell-based Kids in Tech expands STEM opportunities

By John Laidler , Boston Globe Correspondent In 2016, Olu Ibrahim began Lowell-based Kids in Tech with a goal of inspiring children from low-income backgrounds to consider future careers in math and technology-related fields. In the ensuing four years, her organization has created after-school clubs at Lowell schools and youth organizations that annually expose girls and boys […]

Creating STEM Environments for Women to Thrive: Olu Ibrahim

Editor’s Note: This interview in our Feminist Giving IRL series features Olu Ibrahim, Founder & CEO of Kids in Tech.  1. What do you wish you had known when you started out in your profession? As fundraising becomes more professionalized, as a collective, our industry [the non-profit industry] is neglecting the human element of the work we do. Rarely do […]

Trahan Talks Tech

By Nicole DeFeudis, Staff Writer for The Lowell Sun FROM THE LOWELL SUN » For young students in the after- school Kids in Tech program, meeting Rep. Lori Trahan was encouraging, said Founder Olu Ibrahim. Trahan spoke with around 10 Kids in Tech participants at the Coalition for a Better Acre on Nov. 6, about her experience […]

How Kids in Tech Teaches Lowell-Area Children About Computer Engineering

By Rowan Walrath Staff Writer for BostInno Traffic between Cambridge and Lowell was so bad that I nearly didn’t make it to Kids In Tech’s after-school program. By the time I arrived, just a few elementary schoolers were in the space, scattered across a wooden floor, poring over blueprints for Piper Computer Kits. But even […]

Spotlight on Kids in Tech’s Founder

Boston Voyager: Today we’d like to introduce you to Olu Ibrahim. Kids in Tech founder Olu Ibrahim credits her parents for her insatiable appetite for learning and commitment to helping her community. Her love of technology was born when her father brought home a Gateway 2000 PC and told her and her sisters that it […]

Lessons Learned: Founder gives insight into growing Kids in Tech

Mass Nonprofit News: Forging ties with potential donors and managing the pressures of a solo startup without revenue or funding was challenging and stressful, but a support team helped enormously. I started Kids in Tech because it’s imperative to start preparing children in underserved midsize cities for technology jobs in elementary and middle school. And […]

Our founder, finalist, for young professionals award

Kids in Tech founder Olu Ibrahim was named a finalist for the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s 2017 Young Professional Excellence Award. The Young Professional Excellence Award recognizes an emerging nonprofit professional who has made a significant contribution to their organization through their effectiveness, dedication, perseverance, innovative thinking, and interpersonal skills. This award is targeted at professionals […]

Our founder was a featured panelist for Women in the Enterprise of Science and Tech

Olu Ibrahim, founder of Kids in Tech, was a featured panelist for WEST’s (Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology) success panel, titled “Key Leadership Skills for Success in the Technological World”. Panelists, successful senior women and men in technology, talked about their pathways to success. Highlights included details on their paths, obstacles they […]