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Connecting Communities.

Creating Opportunities.

VOLUNTEER TODAY

Connecting Communities.

Creating Opportunities.

VOLUNTEER TODAY

Changing the Future
of the Tech Industry.

We equip students in under-resourced high schools with the skills, experiences, and connections that together create access to careers in technology.

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Changing the Future
of the Tech Industry.

We equip students in under-resourced high schools with the skills, experiences, and connections that together create access to careers in technology.

Changing the Future
of the Tech Industry.

We equip students in under-resourced high schools with the skills, experiences, and connections that together create access to careers in technology.

The Problem

Four out of five students who pursue tech careers decide to do so in high school, but young people growing up in low-income circumstances have less access to computer science courses, internship opportunities, and role models that launch careers in tech.

Our Approach

With a volunteer teaching corps of hundreds of professional web and software developers, Code Nation mobilizes the tech community to provide tuition-free coding courses and work-based learning programs to students who attend under-resourced schools.

The Problem

Four out of five students who pursue tech careers decide to do so in high school, but young people growing up in low-income circumstances have less access to computer science courses, internship opportunities, and role models that launch careers in tech.

Our Approach

With a volunteer teaching corps of hundreds of professional web and software developers, Code Nation mobilizes the tech community to provide tuition-free coding courses and work-based learning programs to students who attend under-resourced schools.

The Challenge

Gaps in access to tech education perpetuate inequity and leave tremendous potential untapped.

$46,435

A majority of students in Code Nation partner schools grow up in households with income less than $46,435 per year for a family of four.

8%

8% of students who attend under-resourced high schools earn a degree in a STEM-related field within 6 years of graduation.

15%

Less than 15% of the tech workforce identifies as Black or Latinx.

26%

Less than 26% of the tech workforce identifies as female.

Our Impact

Code Nation programs promote career readiness, socioeconomic mobility, and workplace diversity.

$84,580

Code Nation prepares students for in-demand computing and technology jobs, where the average salary is $84,580 per year.

67%

67% of reported alumni who completed two or more years of Code Nation programs are currently majoring or employed in a STEM-related field.

77%

77% of Code Nation students identify as Black or Latinx.

43%

43% of Code Nation students identify as female.

Brooklyn, New York

Oscar Health, American Express

Location:

Employee:

Code Nation Alumni

The Next Big Names In Tech

Ramata Williams Bah

“Through Code Nation, I learned to stop doubting myself. I realized that I would always be valued, because when are new voices and perspectives not needed?”

Brooklyn, New York

The Vaan Group

Code Nation Alumni

Monserrat Diaz Martinez

“Code Nation helped me see that I really enjoy making things and making them look good. I had an idea before becoming a Code Nation student but developing websites really helped me see that I can do something to potentially impactful to others.”

Location:

Employee:

Brooklyn, New York

The Vaan Group, Policygenius

Code Nation Alumni

Imani Greenidge

“Code Nation gave me inspiration. Before, I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. Code Nation opened up so many doors for me and my future.”

Location:

Employee:

Brooklyn, New York

Group Nine Media

Code Nation Alumni

Brittany Torres

“My Code Nation internship will help shape the way I tackle problems, interact with others and carry myself in the future. I learned that it is okay to ask for help, but it is not okay to do nothing.”

Location:

Employee:

Brooklyn, New York

Rent the Runway

Code Nation Alumni

Wendy Jiang

“Before Code Nation, I thought computer programming would be boring. But I learned there are many ways you can combine what you like with your career.”

Location:

Employee:

Brooklyn, New York

Oscar Health, American Express

Location:

Employer:

Code Nation Alumni

The Next Big Names In Tech

Ramata Williams Bah

“Through Code Nation, I learned to stop doubting myself. I realized that I would always be valued, because when are new voices and perspectives not needed?”

The Vaan Group

Brooklyn, New York

Code Nation Alumni

Monserrat Diaz Martinez

“Code Nation helped me see that I really enjoy making things and making them look good. I had an idea before becoming a Code Nation student but developing websites really helped me see that I can do something to potentially impactful to others.”

Location:

Employer:

The Vaan Group, Policygenius

Brooklyn, New York

Code Nation Alumni

Imani Greenidge

“Code Nation gave me inspiration. Before, I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. Code Nation opened up so many doors for me and my future.”

Location:

Employer:

Group Nine Media

Brooklyn, New York

Code Nation Alumni

Brittany Torres

“My Code Nation internship will help shape the way I tackle problems, interact with others and carry myself in the future. I learned that it is okay to ask for help, but it is not okay to do nothing.”

Location:

Employer:

Rent the Runway

Brooklyn, New York

Code Nation Alumni

Wendy Jiang

“Before Code Nation, I thought computer programming would be boring. But I learned there are many ways you can combine what you like with your career.”

Location:

Employer:

Announcements

We’re Hiring: Partnerships & Communications Manager

September 3rd, 2021|

Code Nation Chicago is seeking a Partnerships & Communications Manager to build strong relationships with a diverse community of corporate partners, foundations, peer organizations, and educational institutions in order to secure donations, facilitate engagement opportunities, and rally volunteers in support of our mission.

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JavaScript Engineer at Care/of

Melissa Hung

"This past summer we had the pleasure of hosting an intern. In five short weeks, our intern, Momina, learned React and built out a page for our mobile web users. It was incredible to watch her grow as an engineer and contribute to our team."

Our Volunteers

Senior Reporter at Buzzfeed

Lam Thuy Vo

"Nothing makes me happier than seeing a bunch of kids geeked out over code and find ways to make their projects happen. I can't wait for Code Nation alumni to make their way into tech and take over the industry. Really love these students."

Software Engineer at Google

Joe Tessler

"Code Nation gives the students and volunteers an opportunity to try new things, evaluate themselves, and join a supportive, inclusive network. I'm proud to take part in influencing the next generation of tech workers."

JavaScript Engineer at Care/of

Melissa Hung

"This past summer we had the pleasure of hosting an intern. In five short weeks, our intern, Momina, learned React and built out a page for our mobile web users. It was incredible to watch her grow as an engineer and contribute to our team."

Our Volunteers

Senior Reporter at Buzzfeed

Lam Thuy Vo

"Nothing makes me happier than seeing a bunch of kids geeked out over code and find ways to make their projects happen. I can't wait for Code Nation alumni to make their way into tech and take over the industry. Really love these students."

Software Engineer at Google

Joe Tessler

"Code Nation gives the students and volunteers an opportunity to try new things, evaluate themselves, and join a supportive, inclusive network. I'm proud to take part in influencing the next generation of tech workers."

New York

Bay Area

Chicago

Become a Partner With
Code Nation.

Code Nation programs are made possible by the volunteers, schools, company partners, and supporters who give time, money, and resources to create opportunities for our students. Learn more about the many ways you can support our work.

Become a Partner With
Code Nation.

Code Nation programs are made possible by the volunteers, schools, company partners, and supporters who give time, money, and resources to create opportunities for our students. Learn more about the many ways you can support our work.

Become a Partner With Code Nation.

Code Nation programs are made possible by the volunteers, schools, company partners, and supporters who give time, money, and resources to create opportunities for our students. Learn more about the many ways you can support our work.

School Partners

We partner with schools where at least 75% of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch. Find out how you can bring Code Nation programs to your school.

Company Partners

We partner with companies to offer students work-based learning experiences that promote career readiness. Explore how your company can make an impact with our community.

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