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.

Brandon Baah

Brandon Baah combines full stack web development expertise with his youth development & case management skills to empower and equip young people with the life and tech skills they will need to thrive in life. Brandon states that coding teaches problem solving skills to create solutions! Born in Brownsville and raised in both Atlanta & Brooklyn he is a graduate of the Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn and of SUNY College at Old Westbury with a BS in Public Health.

 

Become a Creator & Maker of Technology!

Join the Creator & Maker Tech
Cross Training Program to develop

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

> Hardware: Python, Java, Arduino, C, C++, IDE.
Location(s):  TBD

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

> Hardware: Python, Java, Arduino, C, C++, IDE.
Location(s): TBD

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

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

Starting in Feb 2019!

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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