All Star Code is happy to announce a partnership with the JPMorgan Chase’s The Fellowship Initiative, also called TFI. TFI enrolls high school males of color in a comprehensive, hands-on enrichment program that includes academic, social and emotional support. TFI was piloted in 2010 with one cohort in New York City and has since expanded to Chicago and Los Angeles.
Through this partnership, ASC provides free, full-day workshops to TFI Fellows. ASC instructors introduce basic business planning and modeling, wire framing and business pitching. ASC has conducted workshops in Chicago and New York and is headed to Los Angeles in January!
In Chicago and NYC, students were excited by the opportunity to create and pitch a business based on their unique ideas. Examples of pitches included a mobile application that helps musicians to showcase their talent and book gigs, and an application that helps student athletes filter their college search based on the quality of the sports program and geographic location.
My experience with All Star Code has been full of firsts and opportunities for growth. From leading recruitment efforts, to managing the Summer Intensive and rolling out ASCs newest programming, The Alumni Accelerator, ASC has made a deep impression on me both personally and professionally.
I am so appreciative to have worked with this team. However, it is time to transition to other opportunities.
The future of each All Star is so full of potential! In these students, I see critical thinkers and leaders, creators of awesomeness, college graduates, entrepreneurs and future CEOs. Some of my favorite memories were created during Summer Intensive company visits, specifically Yelp and Goldman Sachs. The All Stars were unafraid to ask questions, get business cards and just have fun. I am so grateful to have worked with such talented, funny and determined students. In me, they have an eternal cheerleader.
I won’t consider this a good bye, rather a see you later. I will continue working in the educational space and look forward to the next challenge! If you’d like to stay in touch, feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
We are excited to announce that AlleyNYC is returning as our host partner for Summer 2015! Together, All Star Code and AlleyNYC are pioneering a new form of “tech education,” pairing our unique coding instruction with exposure to top tech entrepreneurs.
AlleyNYC and its tenants are great supporters of All Star Code, and their community’s dedication to the enrichment of our youth was critical to our first Summer’s success. CEO & Co-Founder Jason Saltzman, COO Nsi Obotetukudo, and the entire Alley team are fantastic entreprenurial role models as well. They show our kids how to hustle!
With this partnership, ASC students will have regular mentorship opportunities withAlleyNYC tenants, and at summer’s end, AlleyNYC will host a large high school hackathon organized by ASC’s students. We’re thrilled to partner up with AlleyNYC once again, and we are grateful to them for subsidizing a portion of student lunches as well.
Learn more about “The Most Badass Coworking Space On The Planet” at AlleyNYC.com.
Dropbox For Good recently made an incredible donation to All Star Code as well, and we’re thrilled to welcome many of their employee mentors at our upcoming Summer Intensive. We look forward to announcing more about Dropbox and many of our other new and exciting partnerships soon.