Operation Spark is opening a new door to prosperity for disconnected youth by presenting the fastest route to a career in software development. We help youth develop themselves, their skills and build the path to a strong career.
80% of low-income students drop out of college strapped with debt, and in New Orleans, where a third of the city lives in poverty, that’s left us with 20,000 young adults, ages 16 to 24, not in school, unemployed, and the impact of this on our communities is devastating.
Meanwhile, as of July 2015, 3000 positions in software development in the state of Louisiana remain unfilled. Focusing on New Orleans, where generational poverty is an issue, we are concerned with developing and distributing effective learning tools and programs to help circumvent the costs of higher education and provide accelerated workforce development.
What does that mean concretely? We learn to write software using industrial tools, writing actual apps, working in an awesome team environment, while becoming self sufficient by taking an autodidactic approach to higher education and problem solving.
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