Verizon Brings Girls Who Code Program to Newark; Helping to Increase Girls’ Interest in STEM Careers

By Matthew B. Hersh
Jul 31, 2015 6:20 PM ET

At just 9 years old, Justina Nixon-Saintil emigrated with her family from the island country of Dominica to the South Bronx. The youngest of five children, she and her siblings were frequent witnesses to rampant crime.

The only bright spot, Nixon-Saintil said, was the educational opportunities provided at the Catholic school in Harlem, where her mother was a teacher.

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