FosterCode

Published on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:10

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR #FOSTERCODE!

 

 

Download an application here (LINK)

Our #FosterCode program is a free and immersive 10-week course that will recruit 20 transition-age foster youth for a start of a career in computer science. Our program will focus on hands-on-computer programming, entrepreneurship, and soft skills training. The course is 3 meetings a week which are on Tuesday, Fridays, and Saturdays. Saturday sessions are five hours on Satruday mornings, and Tuesdays and Fridays are three hour sessions from 6 PM- 9 PM. The youth will also be expected to work on their own the other days of the week. We are now accepting applicaitons, please feel free to email us at programs@urbantxt.com for applications. Or click the link above to download an applicaiton. We have free resources, laptops, and space to work, at our office, "The Cube". #FosterCode will begin on Saturday March 31st  and will end on Saturday June 9th.

Throughout the program, students will develop their own apps or websites that could be used in their portfolios for future employment opportunities. Students will build their own online portfolio and/or have a chance to rework a non-profit/organization's website. They will also gain experience working with tech professionals who will serve as coaches for the students through our program. Professional development is achieved by nurturing the social skills necessary for the tech workspace.

At the end of our last week we have "Demo Day". This is the day that the students unveil their startup  projects which will be presented to potential employers who are technology industry leaders. Foster youth who complete our program successfully will not only leave confident in their ability to be able to pursue a career in STEM they will also be awarded a laptop to further develop their skills. During the year after they finish our program, we will continue to work with them to ensure that they continue developing their skills and help place them in internships . You can mail in your application for #FosterCode or feel free to come into the Cube and hang out at our space to get to know us a little better. We are located in the office above the Mercardo La Paloma, please stop by and say hello!

Our Address:
3655 S. Grand Ave, Suite 220
Los Angeles, CA 90007