Shorter College Becomes Community Center for Coding and Creativity, in Collaboration with Apple and Tennessee State University

In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, Shorter College announced it will become a community center for Coding and Creativity as part of Apple’s Community Education Initiative and Tennessee State University’s HBCU C2 initiative designed to bring coding and creativity experiences to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and their communities. 

According to Jerome Green, president of Shorter College, he is excited about this collaboration and looks forward to offering opportunities to learn real-world computer science concepts to the community. “Shorter College is affording its students and members of the surrounding communities, a high-quality education and skills that will enable them to compete globally,” said Green.

Faculty leaders from Shorter will participate in Apple’s ongoing Community Education Initiative Learning Series to learn about coding and app development. As part of that ongoing professional development, educators will explore innovative ways to engage with learners using Apple’s comprehensive curriculum, which utilizes its easy-to-learn Swift programming language. 

As part of its Community Education Initiative, Apple is supporting the College with equipment and professional development to help the university become the pre-eminent HBCU C2 community center to bring coding and creativity to the North Little Rock community.

Paisley L. Boston 
Director of Communications 
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