Code Nation actively partners with companies to address the lack of access to high quality computer science education and effective preparation for a career in tech. We intentionally focus on creating access for students growing up in low-income circumstances, young people of color, women, and non-binary youth. We are seeking company partners eager to invest in a future tech workforce that is diverse and ready to change the industry and the world.
Ways to Get Involved
Host a Fellowship Class
Our Fellowship program offers students in the second and third years with Code Nation the opportunity to engage in an advanced coding class at a tech company. Company partners host the program at their office and engage a team of technical volunteers to teach and mentor students, with the support of Code Nation curriculum, training, and program managers. Fellowship brings students together in a real work environment alongside employees. It enriches both of their experiences and gives youth a chance to level up their professional and technical skills. Companies like Etsy, Google, and Grubhub are hosting Fellowship classes at their local offices.
Adopt a School
Your company can fully support a Code Nation first-year, Intro to Web Development course at a partner high school. We’ll work with you to identify a class that best fits your preferences in terms of timing and location. We will also provide support for 4-6 technical employees to volunteer in the classroom twice a week or twice a month. Code Nation provides curriculum, volunteer training, coaching and support, and all program logistics.
Host a Field Trip
Field trips to offices give students from the high schools in your city an exciting opportunity to see inside the industry and get a real-life look at what it’s like to work in tech. A field trip is typically a few hours and includes a short tour, a panel discussion with a few employees, and an interactive activity we’ll co-lead with you, like a coding challenge or game. Field trips are a fun, low-lift, and valuable way to make careers come to life for our students! Companies like Uber, Salesforce, and Google have hosted field trips.
Sponsor an Event
As an event sponsor, you can support in-person and virtual events for youth in your city! Opportunities include hackathons, professional development workshops, summer coding programs, and more. Each sponsorship opportunity provides recognition and branding benefits coupled with specific requests to contribute funding, event space, volunteers, or other resources. Contact us to learn more about upcoming event sponsorship opportunities.
Hackathons bring together students, volunteers, and company partners for a day-long coding challenge. Participants design and build web apps, competing for prizes, awarded by a panel of judges. Company sponsors can provide event space or prize packages, engage their employees through volunteering, and support more students to participate.
Provide Space for Events
We’re excited to host in-person events throughout the year for students and alums to mix and mingle with tech professionals outside of the classroom, and take steps to build a network of peers. Company partners can provide event space for networking or volunteer events, and invite their own employees to join.
We keep students engaged all year long through our various summer coding programs where students engage in work-based learning experiences, giving them a chance to deepen their coding and professional skills. Company partners can support summer programming by recruiting employees to volunteer or providing financial and in-kind support.
Offer Volunteering Opportunities to Your Staff
Volunteering with Code Nation is impactful for both employees and our students. We’re excited to help facilitate this opportunity by hosting lunch & learns or other information sessions for your staff about partnering or volunteering, and by providing flyers or language you can share with your team.
Making a donation provides direct support for us to continue providing our programs for free to interested students attending under resourced high schools. Companies can also encourage philanthropy at work through donation matching programs, offering time off to volunteer, hosting a fundraising drive, or connecting Code Nation to your corporate foundation.
We invite you to join our community of partners committed to social impact, because together, we believe there can be no innovation without representation.