NY Attorney Richard St. Paul Named Co-Chair of New AIPAC Connects Board

Attorney Richard St. Paul

Every American should have at-home access to the Internet and a computer, and should be equipped with relevant and appropriate digital literacy training and education to improve their economic opportunities.

Attorney Richard St. Paul, founder of the St. Paul Law Firm, was recently named co-chair of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Connects board. The Connects board, designed to bridge relationships with members of the minority communities, will launch by providing free coding courses in New York City schools beginning in October 2017.

“It’s an honor to be appointed co-chair of AIPAC’s Connects board,” said St. Paul, an experienced civil rights attorney and executive board member and legal redress for the New Rochelle, NY, chapter of the NAACP. “I look forward to helping build long-lasting connections between two important communities. With its high concentrations of Jewish-American and African-American communities, New York is an ideal location to launch our efforts.”

The black community unemployment rate is double the employment rate (8.8%) in the U.S. and unemployment among black youth is triple the black employment rate of the U.S. (29%). According to Glassdoor, the world’s most transparent job and recruiting marketplace, out of the top 25 highest paying U.S. jobs listed, 11 were in tech.

“This is why AIPAC Connects chooses to focus on coding, to provide economic opportunity to students living in the urban centers of New York City,” added St. Paul, who recently hosted a panel discussion entitled “Israel and the African-American Community” at an AIPAC conference in Washington, DC. “Every American should have at-home access to the…

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