Our Fellows Program connects high-performing Black and Latinx software engineering students with internships at top tech companies. Through its 10-week curriculum, students receive 1:1 pairing with a technical mentor, leadership training, career coaching, and network development.
In addition to preparing our Fellows for careers in tech, we work with companies to ensure their hiring processes and cultures are equitable and inclusive. All company partners receive training on a range of topics such as The Business Case for Diversity and How to Have Tough Conversations about Race. The feedback and impact of these trainings was so positive, that we are launching a standalone training program in 2017.
Through its work with students and companies, the Fellows program serves as a learning lab, enabling us to identify practices that will change structures and impact the sector at large.
Fellows interned at top tech companies such as GitHub and Pandora.
average increase in all Fellows LinkedIn networks.
of Fellows would recommend Code2040 to other students.
drop in imposter syndrome across the cohort.
Fellows receive a return offer from their host companies at a rate twice as high as the industry average.
of companies would recommend Code2040 to other companies.
Fellows learn one more technical language and three more technical processes, on average, upon finishing the program.
TAP connects students and young professionals with the resources and knowledge they need to land internships and jobs in tech companies across the country. Focusing on Northern California, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago, we bridge computer science education with software engineering careers by addressing the top four reasons students drop out of the computer science major:
Lack of industry exposure
Lack of mentorship
Lack of tech experience
By tackling these barriers and increasing persistence rates, we could double the number of Black and Latinx CS graduates to nearly 18,000 per year.
A week-long alternative to spring break, where 50 Black and Latinx computer science majors from around the country head to the Bay Area for eight days of tech company visits, workshops, panels, and networking.
Launched in 2016 as a prototype community engagement platform, Project Athena was designed to host Code2040’s first online community. It’s a place where our community can network, learn, teach each other, and experience a sense of belonging. Our hope is to transition workshops into web-accessible formats to expand the program’s reach.
In 2016, the TAP Program had:
After participating in Tech Trek, there was a:
Black and Latinx students and early career professionals in the network.
increase in students’ belief that they have opportunities to learn about a future career in tech.
increase in students’ belief that they have a group of peers in CS with whom they can share their struggles.
Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, the Code2040 Residency program connects Black and Latinx entrepreneurs with the resources to take their companies to the next level. Our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) spend a year launching their companies, focusing on sustainability, and remaining connected to their local communities. We’re not looking to create unicorns—one will only be seen as an anomaly—we’re looking to permanently change the narrative surrounding Black and Latinx founders.
In addition to working with individual entrepreneurs, we’re reshaping the entrepreneurial ecosystem by partnering with local co-working spaces, which we see as hubs of the innovation economy. Through training, mentoring, and diversity and inclusion consultation, we’re having a broad impact for all Black and Latinx tech founders in those communities.
In total, our 2016 EIR cohort has:
Developed numerous pivotal relationships as a result of the program