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Chicago Innovation Award Winner


Winner in: 2016
Winner Category: Neighborhood Award
Industry: Non-Profit

BLUE1647 is an entrepreneurship and technology innovation center focused on education (through classes and workshops), workforce development (through apprentices and internships), and economic development in technology and 21st century skills. The organization currently provides programming at its headquarters in Chicago, as well as in St. Louis, Compton, Los Angeles and Haiti. CEO, Emile Cambry, Jr., sits on the Chicago’s Mayor’s Council for Technology Diversity and our program, the 21st Century Youth Project, is an Edison Award-Winning program for teaching youth mobile and web app development, as well as hardware and 3D printing. BLUE1647 has worked with over 15,000 youth and adults in more than 13 states since its inception in 2013. 

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