Coding education creates opportunities.

We empower youth living in NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) through coding education — advancing equity and equality and aiming to improve their families’ socio-economic legacy

Youth in NYC public housing don’t have access to career opportunities in coding. We are working to change the trajectory of their lives.

Children and families in NYC public housing are facing a widening gap related to 21st-century information and economic opportunities in computer science. A majority of youth don’t know that a career in coding is available to them. We facilitate coding education to provide youth with a pathway to a vibrant future. Our programs create a bridge to a new understanding of what’s possible.

Youth in NYC public housing don’t believe they have career opportunities in coding. We are working to change that.

More than 90% of students living in NYCHA houses throughout NYC are disconnected from opportunities in the field of coding and computer science. Our workshops and coding courses create inspiration and practical skills they can build on to guide them on a path toward successful careers.

Workshops.

We provide one-day introductory sessions to demystify coding.

Cohorts.

Students create projects and games through these 13-week in-person classes.

Summer Camps.

Students learn to code while engaging in fun and educational activities.

How You Can Help

$50

Program Expansion

$100

Coding Instructor for One Week

$500

Three Chromebook Laptops

$1,300

Coding Instructor for 13 Weeks

Our Founder

Jason Gibson, Founder & President, is a lifelong NYCHA resident. He created Hood Code to close the socio-economic opportunity gap he experienced first-hand. By providing children in public housing access to free after-school coding courses, he aims to subvert the school-to-prison pipeline and empower young Black and Latino youth to positively impact their communities through digital solutions.

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