BPOC has received funding to continue to provide services to young veterans in San Diego through our Convoys to Computers program. Through the program, we provide hands-on, internship-based training for veterans interested in IT careers. Interns work with BPOC’s professional staff on a broad range of technology projects including help desk services, video editing, and exhibition installations.
The training meets an important local community need: the unemployment rate for young veterans is about 30%, compared to 8.2% for the general population.
Last month, the Office of San Diego Councilmember Todd Gloria allocated $10,000 for BPOC’s program through its Community Projects, Programs, and Services (CPPS) funds. We’re so grateful for the Councilmember’s support of BPOC and local transition-age veterans. Convoys to Computers is one of our most impactful community projects, benefitting individuals, local safety net providers, military agencies, cultural institutions in Balboa Park, and the community-at-large.
To learn more about Convoys to Computers, read this San Diego Magazine profile of one of the program...Read The Rest