Liberty and Access For All has begun a new partnership with Future Kings, a nonprofit providing workforce development training in STEM fields to youth in underserved communicates. This partnership is a result of L+A’s effort to build strategic alliances that serve its mission of preparing young people from diverse backgrounds for careers in which they serve as leaders who affect positive social change.

“We’re proud to collaborate with Future Kings, a partnership that began with their attendance at the career development program we held at Google in July,” said L+A founder Maram Abdelhamid. In addition to providing mentors for Future Kings’ student members, L+A will join the organization as co-host of the upcoming Northern Virginia Game Technology Expo and Job Fair. This event takes place on Saturday, November 18, from 10 am to 5 pm at the NVCC Woodbridge campus. To learn more, visit www.gamer-festival.org.

Now in its fourth year, the NoVa Game Technology Expo and Job Fair serves to highlight the vast opportunities in the computer gaming industry and draw attention to the STEM-related skills that drive it. The event will feature workshops, game demonstrations and opportunities to speak with employers and college admissions officers. Additionally, L+A will moderate a panel discussion about careers in which gaming and public policy intersect and conduct a training session on effective networking.

“The use of gaming technology in business applications is already well documented. Now that local and national government agencies have begun using ‘gamification’ to better serve their constituents, we want to ensure that youth from minority and underserved communities are at the forefront of these exciting developments,” said Ms. Abdelhamid. “This promises to be a fun and engaging event for all involved.”