Companies will partner with volunteers to teach advanced coding to students in Chicago and New York City
(New York, NY —10-10-23) — Code Nation today announced the corporate partners that will support the nonprofit’s Fellowship program for the 2023-24 school year, which teaches advanced coding at tech companies. Twelve companies in Chicago and New York City will engage Code Nation students in career-connected learning to help build professional, technical, and interpersonal skills.
Company partners include:
New York City
“Our company partners who host the Fellowship program are absolutely critical to our work,” said Ron Summers, CEO, Code Nation. “Time and time again, we hear that students not only need technical skills but exposure and access to everything that a professional environment brings — networking, real-world projects, and not to mention support from people who have the jobs that our students will someday hold themselves. We’re so grateful to these companies for providing time, space, and access to their talented employees to support the next generation of tech leaders.”
“Coming from the world of education, I am always looking for opportunities to continue to better our community and empower students from all backgrounds,” shares Jake Fishbain, a Fellowship volunteer from Stripe. “Code Nation provides an equitable, educational, and enjoyable approach to just that! Creating a shared space for students (and mentors alike!) to learn and grow together has always been a passion of mine, and I’m excited and humbled to be enabled to do so with Code Nation.”
Code Nation’s Fellowship program offers students in the second and third years with Code Nation the opportunity to engage in experiential workplace learning through advanced coding classes at tech companies. Company partners host the program at their office during the school day or after school, and engage a team of four or more technical volunteers to teach and mentor students, with the support of Code Nation curriculum, training, and Program Managers. The program is designed to help students level up their skills while learning from experienced professionals who are growing their own skill sets and building community among their teams.
If your company is interested in learning more about how to partner with Code Nation for its Fellowship program, please fill out this form.
ABOUT CODE NATION
Code Nation equips students with the skills, experiences and connections that together create access to careers in technology. With a volunteer teaching corps of more than 300 professional web and software developers annually and a network of school and company partners, we provide coding courses and work-based learning programs to students who attend under-resourced high schools. For more information, visit www.codenation.org.