We're looking for technology and marketing professionals
to mentor local youth
Join the growing list of cutting-edge tech and marketing professionals who are volunteering their time to train, mentor, and supervise youth through Hack the Hood. Our program teaches web development, sales, marketing, customer service, and entrepreneurship skills to low-income youth, who then partner with local small businesses to build beautiful, responsive websites. You can help youth become competent, confident professionals by treating them with respect and leading by example. Professionals from companies including Facebook, Google, Pandora, Twilio, Storify, and Salesforce have already joined the ranks!
Web Ninjas work with instructors to support our youth as they design websites during boot camps. Specific responsibilities include: helping youth develop a concept for their site, providing design resources; giving them feedback on their websites, design help and help making subtle changes to the code to improve functionality and design. It’s helpful to have expertise in Weebly Developer, front end web design, HTML/CSS and/or UX/UI. Time Commitment: 2 hours/week during boot camps.
Guest Speakers are passionate, engaging, tech professionals who share their educational and career experiences with the youth through candid panel discussions. We specifically appreciate folks with non-traditional trajectories in the tech space, including folks who are/were young parents, self-supporting youth, and self taught. Guest speakers provide real-world examples of tech diversity and alternate paths to success. Time Commitment: One 2-hour panel discussion w/ Q&A.
Business Trip Hosts
Volunteers who would like to host Hack the Hood youth for a business trip to their company. Our B-Trips typically include a tour of the space, and interactive skill building activity, Q&A with the team, and lunch. This is a time-commitment of 4-6 hours the day of with advanced planning.
Have another idea?
Have a unique idea about how you can volunteer with us? Contact our Community Manager.