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All Star Code Inc.

aka All Star Code   |   New York, NY   |  www.allstarcode.org

Mission

All Star Code creates economic opportunity by developing a new generation of boys and young men of color with an entrepreneurial mindset who have the tools they need to succeed in a technological world.

Ruling year info

2014

Executive Director

Danny Rojas

Main address

276 5th Avenue, Suite 704 #734

New York, NY 10001 USA

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Formerly known as

Technology Access Program Institute

EIN

90-0954778

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Business, Youth Development (O53)

Vocational Technical (B30)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The tech industry is the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, with higher pay, better benefits, and better resilience to economic downturns than other sectors. Yet, in 2016, only 5.1% of tech executives were Black or Latino, and only 1% of VC-backed startups had a Black or Latino member on the founding team. At this alarming rate, Black and Latino tech employees will not achieve parity until 2068. In both educational opportunities and professional advancement, young men of color face enormous systemic challenges when it comes to entering this powerful industry. We believe that without direct investment into young men of color’s futures, our students will miss out on the tremendous opportunity that comes with access, exposure, and careers in the innovation economy.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Summer Intensive

All Star Code's Summer Intensive program is a groundbreaking, 6-week project-based web development course that provides students with over 200 hours of computer science instruction and soft skills development, all while being embedded with a cohort of their peers at a Fortune 500 company. Each participant in the Summer Intensive is selected based on a set of non-academic attitudinal traits: Collaboration, Grit, and Hustle, using a rubric and blind evaluation by volunteers. Our Summer Intensive is designed to overcome barriers unique to young men of color, and focuses not only on acquiring technical skills, but also in building the confidence, resilience, and networks to support each All Star’s journey to a successful career in tech.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Men and boys

All Star Code conducted two awareness workshops in Fall 2013 entitled, “Design a Startup in a Day.” All Star Code also conducted 1 workshop in the winter 2014 entitled, “The World of Coding” for previous workshop attendees. Based at Spotify, General Assembly and AOL offices, these workshops targeted 60+ students who completed applications expressing excitement about tech, coding, and gaming. All but two of our participants agreed that after our workshop their knowledge and awareness of the tech industry had vastly improved.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Summer Intensive

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Founded in 2013, All Star Code is a nonprofit organization that provides web development and leadership training for young men of color. Our mission is to create economic opportunity by developing a new generation of boys and young men of color with an entrepreneurial mindset who have the tools they need to succeed in a technological world. We are dedicated to building and sustaining a robust talent pipeline of young men of color ready to enter, thrive, and lead in the technology industry. Our ultimate goal is to close the wealth, income, and opportunity gaps.

All Star Code is one of the only organizations specifically focused on technology training for young men of color. We provide web development and leadership training for our students, throughout their journey from high school to the workforce. We serve 1,300 Scholars in our brotherhood who have graduated from our program, many of whom are starting to enter the workforce at firms like Netflix, Microsoft, Google, Meta, JP Morgan Chase and other leading companies.

Summer Intensive: Our flagship program, the Summer Intensive, is a six-week web development and leadership training course for high-school men of color. We assess a student’s motivation to learn and willingness to think outside the box, rather than their transcripts and GPA scores. We partner with top tech companies to host the learning experience, gaining access and proximity to tech professionals, culture, and environments.

Students in our Summer Intensive receive 90 hours of project-based, computer science instruction (equivalent of college-level training) and 20 hours of core skill development. Each cohort is educated by a lead instructor, teaching assistant, and a teaching fellow (a previous Summer Intensive graduate). Students participate in live remote virtual meetings with classmates, guest speakers, and their mentors. All Star Code provides laptops and mobile hotspots to each student, reducing barriers for participation. By the end of the program, students were fluent in three fundamental programming languages (JavaScript, HTML and CSS) and worked with online tools used by today’s software engineers, including Github, Slack, and Visual Studio Code.

The 2022 Virtual Summer Intensive is designed to provide 300 young men of color opportunities to jumpstart a career in tech, one of the fastest growing and highest paying industries in the country.

(see MetricsBy partnering with companies like CDW, JP Morgan Chase, MLB, Nike, Goldman Sachs, and Sony, ASC introduces young men of color to the innovation economy, and in turn, helps to close the wealth & opportunity gaps for communities of color. Right now, ASC has over 1,300+ Scholars in their alumni network. Graduates of the Summer Intensive program have ongoing college & career access support, exposure to exclusive externships and job opportunities & 1:1 guidance as they navigate life after high school- all through the ASC Scholar Portal and ASC Scholar Services team.

(see MetricsAll Star Code’s The Virtual Summer Intensive is a free, six-week web development and leadership training course for high-school men of color. From July 11th - August 19th, 2023, All Star Code will provide 110 hours of computer science instruction and soft skill development to our incoming class of 350 young men. Students learn in cohorts with 20 of their peers within a virtual video conference classroom. All Star Code gives every student their own laptop, free of cost, which they can choose to keep after graduating from our Virtual Summer Intensive program. We also ensure that all of our Virtual Summer Intensive students have WiFi access by providing free WiFi hotspots. The Virtual Summer Intensive curriculum includes training in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Weekly video Q&A with inspiring guest speakers, dedicated mentoring sessions, and other bonding activities are interspersed throughout the session to keep students engaged and build a sense of community. In addition to teaching proficiency in three programming languages, our curriculum is also designed to teach a myriad of “soft” skills such as public speaking, pitching an idea, and collaborating with a team. The Virtual Summer Intensive culminates with a video conference Demo Day, where each student works within a team to pitch a web-based application they have designed and developed from scratch over the course of the program to their community of peers, families, and All Star Code supporters.

All Star Code serves Summer Intensive graduates (Scholars) through additional programming including college application support, mentorship, continuing education, early career support, and more. All Star Code provides a community of peers, friends, and mentors for our Scholars who then transform these bonds into a lifelong brotherhood. We are working to engage a community of 1300 Scholars (including this year’s graduates) by the end of the year. Of our college-aged Scholars, 97% are attending college with 67% majoring or minoring in computer science related subjects.

All Star Code is a nonprofit organization that provides technical skills and leadership training to young men of color. We are dedicated to building and sustaining a robust talent pipeline of young men of color who are ready to enter, thrive, and lead in the technology industry. All Star Code is one of the only organizations specifically focused on technology training for young men of color. Our two major offerings are our Virtual Summer Intensive and Virtual Scholar Services programs which propel our young men into successful tech careers while simultaneously building economic opportunity and generational wealth for Black communities.

Financials

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All Star Code Inc.

Board of directors
as of 01/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Winchell

Rautz Marc

Vanguard

Djassi Julien

Google

Elisabeth Mason

Standford Poverty and Technology Lap

Elliott Breece

Google

Ed Cordero

Protiviti

Marcus Mitchell

Google

Michael Winchell

COO of Trade Informatics, Inc

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/22/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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