Taneka Armstrong, 20, is learning about different aspects of the tech industry — from coding to sales — through the nonprofit group Hack the Hood. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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Alex Contreras stands outside his apartment in south Reno. The 20-year-old was trained to be a security guard but hasn't been able to find a full-time job. He is moving to Las Vegas soon, where he'll continue his search. Will Stone/Reno Public Radio hide caption

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