Are you from Johnston or Sampson County? Apply now for our next Code the Dream classes beginning Summer 2018. Deadline: May 31, 2018
Start by filling out the short application form below.
What is Code the Dream?
Code the Dream is a free nonprofit program for people interested in a career in tech. Students complete a series of mini-courses starting with programming basics and then building on those skills. From there you will learn to code your first apps. Along the way, you can learn from mentors and meet entrepreneurs who have started their own businesses. Finally, we offer students the chance to join 'CTD Labs', where you will get paid to work on apps for local nonprofits and small businesses, all while building up a portfolio of your own work to show to future schools or employers.
Who can apply?
Code the Dream is open to young people 15 to 35-ish. (But the application is short, and we've had successful students from a broad range of ages, so go for it!) As a free non-profit program, we are particularly interested in supporting low-income applicants or those from backgrounds currently underrepresented in tech, including women and minority and immigrant youth. But regardless of your background, we'd love to hear from you! Just fill out the simple application form below.
Information and timeline for Johnston/Sampson County application process
For the first time, Code the Dream is expanding to serve student from Johnston and Sampson counties. The program is open to total beginners as well as those with some prior tech/coding experience. If you're interested, please go ahead and complete the short application below. Deadline: May 31, 2018.
Application process: All students who fill out the application form below will be contacted to come to a mandatory information session in late May. Students will be provided more program details as well as study materials as prep for the first classes. Individual interviews are conducted as the final step in the application process.
Class schedule: The Beginner Class will run for six weeks from June 23 - Aug. 4. Classes will be held online Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 8pm, and in-person Saturday mornings from 10-12 at the Smithfield Public Library, 305 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577.
Opportunity for advancement: Students who complete the Beginner Class will be invited to the Advanced App Development class in the fall. All students who successfully complete the advanced class will be invited to participate in CTD Labs, where you will be paid to develop real apps for local nonprofits and businesses.
All applicants who fill out the application below will have a chance to ask additional questions. Or contact us via our contact page.