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UofM CodeCrew relocating to University’s research park

FOX13 Memphis News Staff || Nov 8, 2021

The University of Memphis Research Foundation (UMRF) Research Park announced that CodeCrew will relocate its headquarters to the University's research park, a release said.

CodeCrew is a non-profit that empowers children and adults to be tech innovators and leaders.

"One of the main goals of the research park is to connect, collaborate and share resources with innovative entrepreneurial companies," said Dr. Jasbir Dhaliwal, UofM executive vice president for Research & Innovation.

"We're proud to support organizations like CodeCrew to help further their mission of connecting underrepresented youth in Memphis to career pathways in technology," Dhaliwal said.

According to a release, the UMRF Research Park is a center of creative empowerment and emerging innovation that preserves community spirit and amplifies opportunities in the Greater Memphis region and beyond.

It was established in 2019 and was created as a response to the rising need on the UofM campus for a resource that brought together the Memphis entrepreneurial ecosystem and the research capacity of our campus.

They also work hand-in-hand with organizations to solve workforce and talent needs connecting the companies with the University's faculty, the release said.

CodeCrew was founded in May of 2015 and has mentored more than 4,000 students through its innovative programs and events with topics ranging from web and mobile app development to robotics and drone programming. according to officials.

"We are very excited to move our operations to the UMRF Research Park," said Meka Egwuekwe, executive director of CodeCrew. "We now have more accessibility to innovate our programs and directly connect with employers, partners and aspiring developers."

Of the nearly 2,000 kids CodeCrew serves weekly:

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