ATLANTA (AP) — Apple and a major utility are each giving $25 million to launch a learning center and business incubator for students of historically Black colleges and universities.
The Propel Center will have a physical campus in Atlanta and online offerings.
The money from Apple will finance a building near four Black colleges in Atlanta that already share resources.
Another $25 million from Atlanta-based Southern Co. will pay for engineering and career training.
The Propel Center aims to reach the country's 100-plus historically Black institutions.
Propel Center is being spearheaded by a Birmingham, Alabama-based nonprofit that earlier started a program to teach computer coding and bring career opportunities to HBCUs.