CODENOW INC

transforming underserved youth into coders, designers, and product managers by teaching them to solve meaningful problems in their communities with software

Chicago, IL   |  www.codenow.org
This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission

Codenow's mission is to transform underserved youth into coders, designers, and product managers by teaching them to solve meaningful problem with software. Our four-phase, year-long program helps teens uncover their passions for design, product development, and entrepreneurship while learning the fundamentals of programming. Participating students have access to our program throughout their entire high school career, with continued support extending beyond graduation, including engagement with mentors. By developing marketable skills and cultivating the idea that they can make a real difference, CodeNow prepares teens for lucrative careers and gets them excited about their futures. Our alumni have interned at tech firms and graduated from college with job offers from Fortune 500 companies

Ruling year info

2012

CEO

Neal Sales-Griffin

Director of Programs

Mike McGee

Main address

917 W Washington, Suite 158

Chicago, IL 60607 USA

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EIN

45-5001964

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Employment Training (J22)

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CodeNow 2.0

In 2017, CodeNow launched a new program model that immerses students in coding, design thinking, and product management. The program also includes long-term, periodic engagement of students with mentors. The program includes:

Weekend Workshops: 4 days (30 hours) of in-person instruction where you’ll learn how to go from an idea to a full-fledged, functional web application.

R&D Phase: Unlimited access to 60+ hours of self-paced, online learning and our Workforce Readiness program which includes in-person meetups and mentorship at partner tech companies. Students will have an opportunity to discover different roles within the tech industry, gain interview prep skills and a better understanding of careers in the field.

HackNow Hackathons: 1–2 days (20 hours) of team building, in-person support, mentorship, awards and prizes for competing amongst peers to build and launch a civic solution web application within 48 hours.

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Financials

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CODENOW INC

Board of directors
as of 9/28/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Neal Sales-Griffin

Brigette Lau

Social + Capital

Neal Sales-Griffin

CodeNow

Claire Lew

Know Your Company

Raghu Betina

University of Chicago