For Immediate Release:
Hack the Hood (HtH), an award-winning non-profit based in Oakland, California just released an RFP for "Organizational Partners" for 2016
Hack the Hood is seeking youth-serving organizations to partner with in bringing their award-winning Hack the Hood Bootcamp Program to more communities. The Bootcamp Program, a six-week immersive experience, aims to introduce low income youth of color (aged 16-25) to careers in tech by hiring them to build websites for local small businesses, while learning technical and career skills.
Strong partners will be youth-serving organizations that have good connections to local small business groups (or open to learning how to work with the small business community), and are willing to be trained to implement the program. Hack the Hood partners with and trains local organizations to deliver the program.
The RFP, associated FAQ's and Application can be found at:
www.hackthehood.org/partner.html (deadline is December 18)
RFP Information Sessions are scheduled between November 12 and November 20. The schedule and RSVP links for information sessions can be found at the web page outlined above.
"Our work is driven by an asset-based, culturally-relevant approach to working with youth, based on a fundamental belief that young people have the power to strengthen their local community by enabling collective impact -- among small businesses and community members."
- Zakiya Harris, Chief Education Officer and Co-Founder, Hack the Hood
Hack the Hood is a 2014 Google Bay Area Impact Challenge winner, and is funded by the San Francisco Foundation, Infosys Foundation, Yahoo!, Weebly, and others.
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