Microsoft, Knight Foundation back new programs from Wyncode, Code/Art

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    The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Microsoft Corp. announced investments in new programs on Thursday with the purpose of making South Florida’s talent pool more competitive in an increasingly technology-driven economy.

    In two separate grants, the funds will be used to launch Wyncode Academy’s Future Leaders of Miami Technology Fellowship and Code/Art’s Empowering Art Teachers to Inspire Next Generation Coders program. Both programs have the goal of providing technology education to low-income, underrepresented residents in the tri-county area.