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Puget Sound Organizations Partner to Deliver Free Technology Education for Refugees

Coding Dojo students
(Image credit: Coding Dojo)

Coding Dojo today announces a partnership with Jewish Family Service and Community Credit Lab to provide free computer programming education for local refugees. The program's first five participants start the Coding Dojo 14-week bootcamp today, where they will learn web fundamentals including HTML and CSS, as well as three full computer programming stacks. Tuition is covered by scholarships provided by Coding Dojo.

While the participants progress through the curriculum, Jewish Family Service will provide comprehensive employment case management support, access to professional mentors, and a living stipend throughout the duration of the program.

To help the students build credit, Community Credit Lab is providing 0% interest loans to support a portion of the living expenses incurred during the bootcamp program. 

The new program aims to be a model for communities to create economic mobility opportunities and pivotal social safety nets for refugees and immigrants. This launch is the first phase of the program and the three organizations will continue to gather stakeholders and funding for additional cohorts based on learnings and programmatic results.