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'Millennial Train Project' pulls into Albuquerque

Erica Zucco
August 08, 2016 08:35 AM

The Millennial Train Project, in partnership with NBCUniversal, pulled into Albuquerque, and young adults from across the country growing solutions to make their communities better places shared projects they’re passionate about.

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When looking to make a change, it often makes sense to start at home. Fabian Elliott started “Black Tech Mecca,” creating a community for black technology workers, where he lives and works in Chicago.

“The common issue and common challenge that we're looking to solve is, how do you make sure that tech sector growth is inclusive?” Elliott said.

Elliott is just one of the passengers on the MTP, which is travelling to five cities within a week. Young people take their ideas on the road and learn from others along the way. In Albuquerque, Elliott met with groups like “Cultivating Coders,” which brings free computer coding classes to underserved areas.

“It lets you know that you're not alone. It lets you know that the issues you're seeing in your community, there are other folks fighting that same good fights, that have good hearts that are willing to collaborate,” Elliott said.

Millennials on the train met with New Mexico businesses, nonprofits and politicians who shared ways Albuquerque is pulling itself up. It was fresh food for thought pulling into town—as Albuquerque leaders work to find ways to improve life for New Mexico families.


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