We’re here to help meet the growing demand for computer programmers and software developers in Chicago, while helping tech employers with the challenge of recruiting a diverse workforce. We identify untapped tech talent in Chicago and offer enrollment in a rigorous, tuition-free coding academy in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood.
Our instructors teach a dynamic Python curriculum developed and refined by Coding Dojo, an industry leader in coding education.
Chicago Codes is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, the City of Chicago, Facebook, Microsoft and is operated by the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.
Our graduates are fluent in Python and have completed a rigorous coding boot-camp, industry led capstone project, and paid internship.
Participate in weekly professional development sessions for our students. Topics may include ‘Life as a Coder’ at your company, interview prep, advice on LinkedIn profiles, an intro to civic tech, and others.
Host a graduate onsite at your company for an 8-12 week internship in coding/development.
Provide real-life scenarios based on your work that a team of students can solve through coding, as a way to exercise their new skills.
Our sponsors are two of the world’s leading tech companies, an illustrious nonprofit, and Chicago government organizations.