MotherCoders

Adult Program

Brooklyn

340 Bushwick Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11206

Tech Training

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MotherCoders

340 Bushwick Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11206

MotherCoders’s Tech Training is a profiled program in the Plugging In Report.

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Who is served: Mothers

Number of participants served annually: 24 (first cohort graduated April 2019)

Location: Manhattan

Frequency/Duration: Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m.1 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m., 9 weeks

Eligibility Criteria: Must reside in New York City, identify as a woman, be the legal guardian of at least 1 child under 17 years old, hold a bachelor’s degree, and have at least 2 years of work experience

Application process: Online application

Curriculum: Coding, user experience design, and analytics

Skill level: Intro

Partnerships: Google

Cost: $4000, $4500 including onsite childcare

Sources of funding: Tuition, individual donations, corporate sponsorships, grants, ticket sales from events, branded merchandise sales

What makes this program stand out? MotherCoders amplifies the skill sets of moms who have degrees by offering training that connects participants to a career path where they can leverage their past work experiences. For the New York City pilot, MotherCoders selected moms from a variety of professional backgrounds including publishing, advertising, project management, and marketing.

What do participants need to succeed? Mothercoders acknowledges an seeks to eliminate the barriers which might prevent moms from participating in intensive tech training by providing on-site childcare.

What does the organization need? More funding to bring down the cost of the program to participants. “Funding this program is not cheap, partly because have the childcare component,” said Lee.