Blais Halpert Pro Bono Update – Resilient Coders
BHTP, led by Ben Damsky, has provided tax advice to Resilient Coders, a Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that trains members of low income communities to be software engineers and connects them with employment opportunities. The firm routinely provides pro bono representation to nonprofit organizations, typically but not exclusively with respect to federal and state tax exemption.
Resilient Coders describes itself as:
Resilient Coders trains people of color from Boston’s low income communities for high growth careers as software engineers, and connects them with employment opportunities. Through our free nonprofit coding bootcamp, we teach more than the technical skills they need to be impossible to ignore; we present a path towards economic resiliency. We work with populations that have been systemically marginalized, because we see in these communities an untapped talent pool with the potential to drive the industry that powers the 21st century economy. We believe in social justice through economic empowerment, and in the opportunity for meritocracy in tech.
BHTP partner Ben Damsky: “We are happy to put our tax law expertise to good use in serving worthy and effective organizations like Resilient Coders. It’s a wonderful operation, serving individuals who need training and assistance to become full participants in the knowledge economy and share in the prosperity that others in the Boston area have enjoyed in recent years.”
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