Code for Life is a church-based, high-poverty-neighborhood-focused life and technology code skill-building program designed to equip young people to thrive in our data & digitally driven economy.

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“As of late 2014 Google, Yahoo, and Facebook combined employed only 758 African Americans…”

– Joi Ito and Jeff Howe, Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future

DATA 83% of jobs paying below $20.00 an hour & 31% of those paying between $20.00-$40.00 will be replaced!

– 2016 White House Report “Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Economy”

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Praxis Connections, Nyack College, & Local Churches Partner around Code for Life

Pastor Charles Galbreath, Claredon Road Church, Michael Scales Ed.D., President of Nyack College, and Chris Troy, Founder of Code for Life

“Learning to code opens new vistas and opportunities for students.┬áThis is an opportunity to help young people understand that: learning is fun; learning opens opportunities; and learning is transformational. Learning leads to better lives, occupations, and service.” Michael G. Scales Ed.D.

President, Nyack College

“I am very excited that Nyack College is partnering with Code for Life┬áto introduce young people in our city to the basics of coding at local church partners. Coding and the development of apps are becoming essential skills for the 21st century and young people”

Dr. David Turk

Provost, Nyack College

Pastor Galbreath of Claredon Road Church and Code for Life Founder, Chris Troy, discuss starting up in East Flatbush

Become a Creator & Maker of Technology!

Join the Creator & Maker Tech
Cross Training Program to develop

> Web: HTML, CSS, and Javascript
Locations: Clarendon Road & TBD

> Hardware: Python, Java, Arduino, C, C++, IDE.
Locations: Sites TBD

> Mobile: Swift, Kotlin, C, C+, Java. App & Games Development
Locations: Sites TBD

> Life Skills: Collaboration & Team Building, Design & Idea Development, Project Planning, Marketing, and Presentation of Ideas, Giving and Receiving Feedback

> Web: HTML, CSS, and Javascript
Locations: Clarendon Road & TBD

> Hardware: Python, Java, Arduino, C, C++, IDE.
Locations: Sites TBD

> Mobile: Swift, Kotlin, C, C+, Java. App & Games Development
Locations: Sites TBD

> Life Skills: Collaboration & Team Building, Design & Idea Development, Project Planning, Marketing, and Presentation of Ideas, Giving and Receiving Feedback

Starting in Fall 2017!

Five 4-Week Creator & Maker Training Sessions for Students in Grades 6-8

Applications Available In September!

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