Newark Kids Code Program changes the tech landscape for hundreds of New Jersey students.
Since 2018, the Urban League of Essex County (ULEC) has been making a significant impact in the tech education landscape of New Jersey. Through their Newark Kids Code Program, they have successfully introduced over 250 young individuals to the world of coding. In an era where technology is increasingly shaping our future, initiatives like these are vital in equipping our youth with the necessary skills to thrive.
The Challenge of Tech Education Access
Despite the clear need for tech education, access remains a significant hurdle for many in New Jersey. However, ULEC is committed to changing this narrative, one young coder at a time. Their mission goes beyond just teaching coding skills; they are dedicated to empowering the community and building a brighter, more inclusive tech future for New Jersey.
ULEC: A Multifaceted Approach to Community Empowerment
From early childhood education and summer camps to employment services and financial opportunity centers, ULEC works tirelessly to create jobs, teach new skills, and educate future generations. Some of their key areas of service include:
- Educational Empowerment: Ensuring that children are well-educated and equipped with the necessary job skills for the 21st century.
- Civil Rights Advocacy: Eradicating all barriers to equal participation in the economic and social mainstream of America through seminars, community outreach events, voter education, and civic action opportunities.
- Neighborhood Revitalization: Undertaking resident-driven plans to reverse patterns of segregation and disinvestment, prevent displacement, and promote equitable revitalization in all communities.
- Economic Self-Sufficiency: Helping adults attain economic self-sufficiency through good jobs, home ownership, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.
As you can see, ULEC’s commitment to community empowerment is evident in their diverse range of programs.
Support from the Greater Newark Holiday Fund
The Greater Newark Holiday Fund is a proud partner of ULEC. Their support has been instrumental in enabling ULEC to carry out their mission and make a positive impact on the community.
By donating to the Holiday Fund, you too can join us in transforming lives through the power of code. Together, we can support ULEC’s mission and contribute to a brighter, more inclusive tech future for New Jersey.
Your generous contribution will go a long way in changing lives and building stronger communities. Together, we can make a significant impact. Donate today at holidayfund.org/give.