About Code4Life

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    The “Sputnik Crisis” was triggered by the launch of Sputnik 1, the world’s first artificial satellite, on October 4, 1957 from what is now known as the Baikonur Cosmodrome. It stirred within the American people a sense that they had fallen behind the Soviet Union technologically, and in the “race for space.” But… Read more »Read more

Code4Life Now Hiring Paid Instructors for Spring 2017 Semester

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  Code4LifeĀ is an after-school program run by the Economic Growth DC Foundation in partnership with Accenture that teaches middle-school students basic computer programming skills. We are seeking multiple paid instructors to teach Code4Life at several different DCPS and Charter schools. The program will begin in late March of 2017. It meets one day a week… Read more »Read more

Ex-Offender Job Placement Project

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  Operation Capstone is an initiative developed and underwritten by the Economic Growth DC Foundation that finds jobs for DC residents who have recently returned to the District from incarceration. Out of a population of over 672,000 residents, it is estimated than in excess of 50,000 DC residents have a criminal record of some kind… Read more »Read more

About Criminal Justice Reform

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658,893 people call the District of Columbia home. Approximately 60,000 of those residents have at least one criminal conviction and have spent at least some time in prison. It is believed that 50-55% of that group is unemployed. The number is a little lower for women, and a little higher for men, but in that… Read more »Read more

Code4Life Spring Wrapup

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  Code4Life recently wrapped up its spring semester. Thanks to all 57 of our volunteers and the 52 students who participated in the program this semester. In the fall, we will be expanding from four classrooms to eight, and from 52 to about 100 students.   Students and volunteers at Francis-Stevens   Module 1 students… Read more »Read more

Code4Life Week 2

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The Economic Growth DC Foundation and Accenture put on Week 2 of the first 8 week module of their basic coding class at KIPP Northeast Academy. The first module makes use of an innovative programming language for young people called SNAP. It was created at the University of California — Berkeley. In this photo, an… Read more »Read more

Code4Life Opening Day

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The first official Code4Life class kicked off yesterday.   Thanks to all the volunteers from Accenture who’ve put so much of their time into this effort developing the curriculum and teaching the classes.   No way this happens without them. And thanks to our faculty adviser, Mr. Baker. He’s done a ton of work helping… Read more »Read more