CodeSquad was born from the realization that Greater Boston's booming tech economy was leaving behind our local communities of color. High-tech districts like Kendall Square in Cambridge have low unemployment, high average salaries and excellent job security. But the picture is very different in Dudley Square in Roxbury, or in neighborhoods like Dorchester, Mattapan or Hyde Park. We call this the Dudley-to-Kendall Divide. CodeSquad seeks to build a bridge from Boston's urban core to its technology job market, and develop a new pipeline of software talent for area employers.
CodeSquad has received the Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.
How to help
You can help CodeSquad in several ways: direct gifts via PayPal, gifts through a Donor-Advised Fund, and matching gifts through your employer.
Your gift provides essential resources to our students:
A donor-advised fund is like an investment account for charity. Donors make an irrevocable contribution to the fund, and take a tax deduction for the total amount. The funds are then distributed in smaller amounts to charities of the donor's choice (like CodeSquad).