Coding program offers 1 year scholarship, training for people of color
A one-year progressive coding and app development program is now accepting applications. Code for Progress trains people to “build the digital tools they’ll use to communicate, organize, and mobilize in their communities.
Code for Progress is looking for applicants from communities historically excluded from the process of developing technologies for the social justice movement – low-income people, LGBTQ folks, people of color, and women. We believe that people who can bring their communities’ experience into building the tools we use in the movement are the people who will carry us past roadblocks to building power.
The program starts with a 16-week residence in Washington DC, where participants learn coding and how to navigate the social justice environment. In addition to training, residents will receive a monthly stipend and housing allowance during their time in DC.
The application deadline is January 13, 2014. For more information and qualification breakdown, go to http://www.codeforprogress.org/apply.