CodeNow, a national nonprofit that provides underrepresented high school students free training in computer programming, is expanding to Miami with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the organizations announced Tuesday.
The nonprofit is accepting applications now through May 30 for its first program for South Florida high school students interested in technology; training sessions will be held June 14, 15 and 28.
Launched in 2011, the program offers students in-person training supported by outside learning and technology study at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Training sessions are hosted at local tech companies and led by top computer programmers. CodeNow targets underrepresented groups in tech, including women, minorities and those from low-income neighborhoods. Applications are accepted at multiple times throughout the year, providing up to 60 students with over 25 hours of computer programming experience.