NFT for Charity: Bay Area Nonprofit Closes Digital Divide with First-Ever pNFT Series

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) – Have you heard of NFT’s non-fungible tokens? They are the latest craze, the digital answer to collectibles.

They are unique assets in the digital world that can be bought and sold, and can represent works of art, photos, or even tweets.

Much like with cryptocurrency, a record of who owns what is stored on a shared ledger known as a blockchain.

This week, StreetCode Academy, an East Palo Alto-based nonprofit that provides free technology education to the community regardless of age, launched the world’s first known pNFT series.

P is for philanthropy. StreetCode was named California Nonprofit of the Year 2021 by State Senator Josh Becker’s District for its work last year ensuring that students in the East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Redwood City communities have access to laptops for distance learning.

StreetCode’s director of strategic partnerships, Damondrick Jack, or DJ Jack, appeared on ABC7 News “Getting Answers” at 3pm. recently to explain how an NFT-based fundraising model can support nonprofits and their work for a long time.

StreetCode’s Inaugural pNFT Series Features Influential Supporters Like VSCO’s Creative Director Greg Lutze, former NBA player and Stanford star Josh Child, and NY Times bestselling author Julie lythcott-haimes.

You can support fundraising or find out more about Streetcode’s free technical courses on their website.

Here is a link to Streetcode’s Instagram

You can watch the full interview in the video player above.

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