Access to a computer and the Internet is crucial to learning to code, which is why we are seeking laptop donations from New York based companies. Laptops would be donated to the Code Cooperative and loaned to participants for the duration of the program. Supporters of the Code Cooperative will be featured on our website and mentioned in emails and social media.
We are also accepting monetary donations via Paypal to support
purchases for the following:
> Public transportation to help our students get to class
> Laptop chargers
> Software subscriptions
> Notebooks and other classroom materials
> Miscellaneous operational costs
We are recruiting volunteer mentors for the next Code Cooperative class (starting on June 30, 2018).
Our mentors work 1-on-1 with our students to meet their learning goals. Supported by our core team, our mentors coach our students as they learn essential skills in computer literacy, code, and web development, with the goal of building a web app that addresses a social problem they have identified.
The ideal Code Cooperative mentor is:
> Passionate about working with Justice-Involved individuals
> Highly competent with web development technologies
> Empathetic, patient and adaptable
> Extremely reliable and punctual
> Willing to go the extra mile to help a student
> An excellent communicator
Nice to haves:
> Professional programming experience
> Previous teaching or mentorship experience
> Previous experience working with Justice-Involved individuals
The deadline to fill out our mentor application form is May 25, 2018.
We are continually seeking to expand our community of partners, mentors, and volunteers. Join our mailing list to receive updates about our program and find out about ways to get involved.