Do you spend a lot of time on your computer? Your phone? Are there apps that make your life easier or more fun? Do you ever wonder how they work? Or how to make your own?

Apply today. The course starts with computer programming basics. From there you will learn to code your first app. Learn from mentors in tech. Meet young entrepreneurs who have started their own businesses. Then decide to go all in by working on real world apps as a stepping stone toward a career in tech.

Who can apply? Code the Dream is open to young people 15 to 25-ish. (But the application is short, and we've had very successful students from a broad range of ages, so go for it!) We provide a gateway to the tech sector for people who might not otherwise have the opportunity, particularly minority and immigrant youth. But regardless of your background, we'd love to hear from you! Start by clicking Apply Now below.

Classes meet three times per week for eight weeks, in the evenings or on weekends. There is no cost to accepted applicants.

Upcoming classes: We encourage anyone who is interested to go ahead and complete the short application, even if there's not currently a class scheduled for your area. (It helps us gauge demand for new classes and locations!) The following beginner classes are currently scheduled:

  • Fall intro course in Durham, NC (starts October 10, 2016). Applications closed.
  • Winter intro course in Raleigh, NC (starts January 9, 2017). Applications currently being accepted!