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LaunchCode’s mission is to build a skilled workforce by creating pathways for driven people seeking careers in technology through free training, apprenticeships, and job placement. While we remove the barrier of tuition by providing all education programs free of charge, our students often encounter hurdles that, without assistance, prevent them from completing training. To address this need, LaunchCode entered into a partnership with HenRose Cares in November 2020. At times, LaunchCoders with the drive to persist in class and improve their family’s economic future face short-term realities that derail their studies – this could be anything from the need to seek an extra job to cover utility bills or a car repair to the struggle to afford the childcare required to be able to complete challenging course assignments. The partnership between LaunchCode and HenRose Cares gives LaunchCoders the extra boost they may need to complete their technical education and career readiness training necessary to land their first tech job.

HenRose Cares LaunchCode Student Fund

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St. Louis, MO, United States (US)

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While talent and drive is equally distributed, opportunity is not. LaunchCode’s mission to build a skilled workforce by creating equitable pathways for driven people from all walks of life seeking careers in technology levels the playing field. We provide access to job-focused education for people with the passion, drive, and aptitude to learn digital skills through free tech education and career readiness services. A national nonprofit based in St. Louis, we’ve been building the community’s vital tech workforce by educating & placing people into paid tech apprenticeships for more than seven years. Our Apprenticeship Program leads to tech roles with an average starting salary of $59,000, launching those without traditional credentials into stable tech careers with family-supporting wages.

LaunchCode focuses on serving those who are underrepresented in the technology industry by intentionally forming course cohorts that reflect the communities we serve. In 2020, 60% of LaunchCode learners identified as women or non-binary, 49% identified as people of color, 42% had less than 4 years of college, 31% were previously unemployed, 19% identified as LGBTQIA+, and 5% identified as disabled.

While LaunchCode removes the barrier of tuition by providing all education programs free of charge, our students often encounter hurdles that, without assistance, prevent them from completing training. At times, LaunchCoders with the drive to persist in class and improve their family’s economic future face short-term realities that derail their studies – this could be anything from the need to seek an extra job to cover utility bills or a car repair to the struggle to afford the childcare required to be able to complete challenging course assignments.

Your contribution to the HenRose Cares LaunchCode Student Fund will provide a LaunchCoder with targeted assistance which allows them to continue training toward a career in tech. 

The amount of funds shown in this online campaign does not represent the full amount of funds available to support LaunchCode students. Your contribution combined with the ongoing support from Ameren allows us to continue to help LaunchCoders break through financial barriers that would otherwise hinder them from completing their life-changing opportunity. Give a gift today!

Name Donate Amount Date
Gary Griffaw $51.75 November 30, 2021
Clary Green $51.75 November 29, 2021
Michael Romero $25.88 November 29, 2021
Anonymous $25.88 November 24, 2021
Preston Becker $1,035.00 November 24, 2021
Alex Adams $25.88 November 24, 2021
Kathleen A McCadden $15.53 November 24, 2021