$100 Million #YesWeCode Fund to Improve Diversity in Tech; Applications Now Open for Code School Scholarships

The #YesWeCode Fund, announced at the 2017 HBCU@SXSW Luncheon, will award scholarships for women and minorities with financial need to attend participating code school programs. Interested students can apply here: http://www.yeswecodefund.com

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CollabNet Partners with #YesWeCode to Expand Software Development Opportunities to Untapped and High-Value Diverse Workforce

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CollabNet® (www.collabnet.com), a global leader in enterprise software development and delivery solutions that help customers create high-quality applications at speed, today announced it is partnering with #YesWeCode, a Dream Corps initiative designed to bring technology training and industry connections to 100,000 young people in communities of color. CollabNet will start by offering Agile and Scrum software training free of charge to #YesWeCode Coding Corps graduates beginning this week in San Francisco, CA.  Going forward, CollabNet and #YesWeCode will offer Agile software development training through a variety of educational outlets, including developer boot-camps, community and vocation colleges, online degree and training programs, and military career advancement centers. 

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Fact Sheet: The White House Launches The Opportunity Project Utilizing Open Data to Build Stronger Ladders of Opportunity for All

In the lead up to the President's historic visit to SXSW, today the Administration is announcing the launch of “The Opportunity Project,” a new open data effort to improve economic mobility for all Americans. As the President said in his State of the Union address, we must harness 21st-century technology and innovation to expand access to opportunity and tackle our greatest challenges.

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#YesWeCode Supports White House's Commitment to Expand Computer Science Education


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Jenna Chambers

Communications and Digital Media Associate  | The Dream Corps

jenna@dreamcorps.us | (650) 274-1951


#YesWeCode Supports White House's Commitment to Expand Computer Science Education


#YesWeCode, Oakland Unified School District, Collective Shift-LRNG, LaGuardia Community College and others commit to ensuring all students have access to computer science education and careers


Oakland, CA, Feb 3, 2016  -- #YesWeCode, a Dream Corps initiative, has announced a set of commitments specific to expanding computer science education and providing access to the tools and training needed to find success in the tech sector. This announcement reflects Computer Science for All, an initiative unveiled this week by the White House to make computer science courses available to all students. 

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Teens Invited To Submit Original Apps For Congressional App Challenge Through Jan. 15, 2016

For Immediate Release
December 7, 2015                                     Computer Science Education Week is December 7–13
Contact: Rhianon Anderson, (202) 638-4370
Congressional App Challenge

THROUGH JAN. 15, 2016 

WASHINGTON, DC – In the mutual spirit of Computer Science Education Week, teen coders are invited to submit original apps for the Congressional App Challenge from now through January 15, 2016. The Challenge is a congressional initiative to improve student engagement in coding and computer science. So far, 163 Representatives from 41 states – over a third of the Members of Congress – have signed up to host the app competition in their districts.

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#YesWeCode, MacArthur Foundation, John Legend and Top U.S. Companies unite to build new ecosystem of learning


Lex Hundsdorfer
lex@bluepractice.com | 678-770-8305


 ‘LRNG’ to Create 21st Century Paths to Success for All Youth

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today #YesWeCode joined with national education, technology and corporate leaders to launch LRNG, a bold new endeavor to close the nation’s sharp and growing divide between young people who have access to 21st century opportunity and those who do not.

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Tech Opportunity Comes to South Bronx Youth

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Zavé Martohardjono
Communications and Digital Media Manager | The Dream Corps
zave@dreamcorps.us | (646) 853-2728

Tech Opportunity Comes to South Bronx Youth

September 3, 2015 

New York, NY -- On September 10th, top Bronx-based tech companies will showcase the jobs of tomorrow to hundreds of Bronx youth ages 18-25 at #YesWeCode and the Office of Assemblymember Michael Blake’s “New Faces of Tech”. MSNBC will live broadcast the event as their “Growing Hope Live from the Bronx” special at 2 p.m. ET.

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White House Names San José A TechHire City

#YesWeCode has been named as a key partner for two new White House TechHire cities: Oakland, CA and San José, CA.
Read below to see the press release from the San José Mayor's office.

Ford STEAM Lab and #YesWeCode Bring Silicon Valley to Detroit, Empowering Students to “Hack” Education Reform

Ford Steam Lab Press Release Hackathon

  • Ford STEAM Lab, a Ford Motor Company Fund program, to host a hackathon for 100 middle school students to learn software coding skills, develop solutions to education reform
  • Ford is collaborating with California-based #YesWeCode and Level Playing Field Institute, and two Detroit organizations, Sisters Code and Grand Circus, a tech training company
  • Event features a high profile panel of judges including Stephen Henderson/Detroit Free Press; Van Jones/#YesWeCode; and Skype appearance by Detroit native and rapper Big Sean
  • The hackathon will be held March 27-28 at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center in Detroit. MSNBC will broadcast live from the hackathon on Friday, March 27


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FACT SHEET: President Obama Launches New TechHire Initiative

tech hire inititiative

The White House

Office of the Press SecretaryFor Immediate Release

President Obama Announces Multi-Sector Effort and Call to Action to Give Americans Pathways to Well-Paying Technology Jobs; Makes Available $100 Million in Grants

The President and his Administration are focused on promoting middle class economics to ensure that all Americans can contribute to and benefit from our American resurgence. Part of that effort requires empowering every American with the education and training they need to earn higher wages. Today’s announcement is the latest part of that effort: In his remarks to the National League of Cities, the President will announce his TechHire initiative, including a new campaign to work with communities to get more Americans rapidly trained for well-paying technology jobs.

Middle class economics has driven the President from day one, and it is what has fueled our comeback. On Friday, we learned that our economy created nearly 300,000 new jobs in February. American businesses have now added more than 200,000 jobs a month for the past 12 months, the longest streak of job creation at that pace in 37 years. All told, over the past five years, our businesses have created 12 million new jobs.

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