Hustle: Tech Foundations June 12th - August 31st, 2023
Hustle into tech with an introduction to foundational tech skills and career pathways at Hack the Hood. This program will teach you the fundamentals of Python and Github, core skills in software development, and give you a primary understanding of data types, and UX basics. The Hustle program balances lectures, career exposure panels with industry professionals, peer-to-peer learning, video tutorials, and workshops that will help you begin to see yourself in tech. To bring your new skills to life, our unique #Tech4Justice curriculum will help ground your technical learning in current social justice topics and help you explore how to build solutions to social problems using technology. You will also have the opportunity to design a website for a local small business to build your portfolio, create positive impact in your community, and work on your professional development and consulting skills.
A $500 learning stipend and free laptop are provided to support your journey. Discover the opportunities that await you as you Hustle your way into a career in tech.
-No prior tech knowledge is required.
Build: Data Science June 12th - August 31st, 2023
Leverage your Python skills to learn about data science and how to identify, solve and answer problems using data and Build up your tech hustle! This program is for Hustle program alumni and learners with existing programming skills in Python from self learning, AP CS courses, or other coding programs. Build is designed to expose you to the data science process and help advance your skills in this critical area of technology. The Build program balances lectures, career exposure panels with industry professionals, peer-to-peer learning, video tutorials, and workshops that will help you see yourself in tech.
Our unique #Tech4Justice curriculum will help ground your technical learning in current social justice topics and empower you to explore how to build solutions to social problems using technology. You will complete a data analysis project for a small business or nonprofit to connect the data science process to practical solutions. This project will also contribute to your tech portfolio to show off their skills to potential employers.
A $500 learning stipend and free laptop are provided to support your journey into your tech career pathway.
Drive: Your Career Pathway May, 18th 2023 - May 2024
Drive your career into tech! This exciting and intensive year-long program is designed to help you secure a certification or associate’s degree, get internship ready, and navigate your career pathway in tech. You will be supported with a free laptop, a $400 monthly learning stipend, mentorship, monthly career development workshops, a community of support, and opportunities for bonus payments!
The Drive program is a hybrid of Hack the Hood’s Tech for Justice curriculum, technical content, career pathway exposure and development, and Laney College College courses. The Drive program will bring you up to speed with an introduction or continuation of your existing programming skills in Python, expose you to the data science process and help advance your skills in critical areas of technology. From beginning to end, the Hack the Hood team and our partners at Laney will support you to enroll in Laney college, understand and complete the FAFSA, and persist toward your goals. The Drive program is a big commitment, but a clear and direct path to obtaining a certification or associate degree in Computer Information Systems, as well as an internship or apprenticeship. This is your chance to find your lane and Drive your career forward!
Potential careers pathways after completion include but are not limited to Data Analyst, Business Intelligence Analyst, and Software Engineer.