TrueNorth Supports Hockessin Colored School Mission

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Designs New Website for Next Chapter

TrueNorth, a global fintech software development company, is proud to announce the release of Hockessin Colored School #107’s new website. The historic school that ended segregation, Delaware-based HCS #107, has been transformed into a community Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity.

Software developers and designers from TrueNorth worked with David J. Wilk, Board Chair for Friends of Hockessin Colored School 107, a 509(a)(2) Public Charity, to build a new website that showcases the school’s vision for the future. The building and grounds will be used as a living history for K-12 students, offer Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) workshops focused on promoting inclusion & social equity awareness, and provide a community meeting space for social infrastructure strategies.

Mr. Wilk states, "The magnitude of this school’s significance in our country’s history cannot be overstated. Our young Black heroine, eight-year-old Shirley Bulah who merely wanted to ride the bus to school, was the catalyst for Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. So, we are delighted to introduce our vision today, May 17th, the anniversary of this historic case.

"We are beyond grateful to partner with TrueNorth who helped us introduce our mission of reimagining this school as a Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity, which could not be more timely or important in today’s world. We thank the amazing TrueNorth team led by Chris Del, Annette Ring, Jennifer Basteiro, Rodolfo Justoni, and Mariano Rivas for their invaluable contribution to our future success with our new beautiful website."

Alex Gonikman, CEO of TrueNorth said, "What a history and what a future this building brings to the community. We can’t wait to see their vision become reality. So, to be able to lend our software development services to a project like this makes us extremely proud."

In a concerted effort to support DEI ideas and policies, TrueNorth donates its services to organizations that stand for social justice and which promote equality and education. The company believes it is especially important to help organizations making a difference in their community.

About TrueNorth is one of the most successful fintech software development companies in the world having built three fintech unicorns from scratch--LendingClub, Upgrade and Dianrong. The company specializes in building digital solutions, including 45 original enterprises, 120 digital transformations and has helped secure over $40 billion in client funding. CEO Alex Gonikman, a veteran software architect, leads a staff of more than 80 employees from the company’s headquarters in San Francisco, a development center in Buenos Aires, Argentina and strategic offices in Hong Kong, New York City and Austin, Texas.

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About Friends of Hockessin Colored School #107

Friends of Hockessin Colored School #107 Inc. is a 509(a)(2) Public Charity under (IRC) Section 501(c)(3). The nineteen member Board includes Board Chair David J. Wilk, Asst. Professor & Director of Real Estate Program, Temple University Fox School of Business; Dr. Tony Allen, President, Delaware State University & Founding Member; and, Robert G. Fleming, Former Hockessin Community Center Board Member & FOHCS Board Member. The organization’s mission is to transform the historic Hockessin Colored School that ended segregation into a Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity.

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Annette Ring, CMO, TrueNorth
(877) 525-8783

David J. Wilk, Board Chair, Friends of HCS #107
(302) 540-5959