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.

“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”

Code for Life Leadership Spotlight

Dawn C. Hayes

Dawn C. Hayes is an educator, social entrepreneur, and creative technologist focused on emergent technologies (hardware & software) and prototyping. She is passionate about creating technology to help people create things they need. As a creative technologist with a focus on prototyping, she has interests in emergent technology, creative coding, data, physical computing, 3D printing & fabrication, mixed reality, and other applied technology.

Dawn is the founder of COOL Labs and has taught at the City University of New York since 2010.

Johnny Acevedo

Johnny Acevedo has been tinkering with Legos, bicycles, audio equipment, computers, and various building materials since childhood. He studied electrical engineering at Brooklyn Technical High School before attending the New York Institute of Technology. He graduated from the City College of New York as a Rosenberg/Humphrey Scholar with a major in sociology and a minor in public policy. He then earned a master’s in religion with an emphasis on urban missions from Westminster Theological Seminary.

Become a Creator & Maker of Technology!

Join the Creator & Maker Tech
Cross Training Program to develop

> Web: HTML, CSS, and Javascript
Location(s): Clarendon Road & TBD

Starts in July 2018

> Hardware: Python, Java, Arduino, C, C++, IDE.
Location(s): Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub & TBD

Starts in February 2018

> Mobile: Swift, Kotlin, C, C+, Java. App & Games Development
Location(s): TBD

Starting in July 2018

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

> Web: HTML, CSS, and Javascript
Location(s): Clarendon Road & TBD

Starts in July 2018

> Hardware: Python, Java, Arduino, C, C++, IDE.
Location(s): Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub & TBD

Starts in February 2018

> Mobile: Swift, Kotlin, C, C+, Java. App & Games Development
Location(s): TBD

Starting in July 2018

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

Starting in February 2018!

Join the Creator & Maker, a 20-week training program consisting of five 4-week long sessions in the areas of web, mobile, and hardware development.  The program is designed for students in Grades 6-8.

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