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Tech Journey Inc

Creating Opportunities

aka Tech Journey   |   Urbandale, IA   |  http://techjourney.org
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Tech Journey Inc

EIN: 46-2561976


Mission

Tech Journey is advancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education as well as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in central Iowa. All of our programming with youth focuses on technology or engineering and our target student demographic focuses on youth who otherwise may not have the opportunity to access technology or are underrepresented in the tech industry. Tech Journeys mission of Inspire youth to increase their knowledge and interest in technology by providing engaging learning opportunities led by technology professionals is accomplished through core values of providing tools and knowledge for success, opening closed doors and committing to a journey with the students, just as the Tech Journey name implies. Tech Journeys programs, emp

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director & President

Tim Sieber

Main address

PO BOX 42153

Urbandale, IA 50323 USA

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EIN

46-2561976

Subject area info

STEM education

Computer literacy

Youth services

Youth organizing

Population served info

Children and youth

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Iowa needs technology talent. An education and workforce study commissioned by the State of Iowa in 2015 reports that Iowas economy will add nearly 250,000 net new jobs from 2010 to 2025. Growth for Iowa jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) will be 22%. Yet the number of Iowa students enrolled in technology courses has decreased by 27% from 2012-2013 to 2021-2022.

Our programs

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

Tech Camp

For students in grades 8-12, Tech Camp is our flagship program annually inspiring about 100 central Iowa youth to learn about and engage with technology. Anchored by an immersive annual summer camp experience similar to a trade expo and conference, students attend various sessions exposing them to an array of technologies and topics facilitated by local technology professionals. Tech Camp continues through the academic year as students attend one-day workshops and events hosted at local tech companies. Tech Journey provides needed students with a new laptop and Google account for access to ongoing learning resources. Many students in the program participate each year for up to five years as students who regularly attend three or more years become eligible to receive a scholarship upon high school graduation. Tech Camp requires mobilization of about 80 volunteers to deliver the program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Tech Journey's YouthCode program expands reach to late elementary and middle school students by introducing youth to coding and robotics through the delivery of workshops, instructional classes, camps and ad-hoc events. Tech Journey partners with local youth services organizations such as Des Moines Refugee Services, Freedom for Youth, Girl Scouts, and homeschool groups which are already serving students who may benefit from tech-related activities. The YouthCode program also enables employment or volunteer opportunities for older Tech Camp students to work as program aides and gain valuable experience.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

At CoderDojo Des Moines (CoderDojoDSM) monthly meetups, students age nine to 18 from central Iowa spend time coding, building a website, creating an app or a game, programming a robot, or simply exploring technology in a less-structured, creative, and social environment. CoderDojoDSM is a club, not a class, so there is no group instruction. Local professional technologists serve as volunteer mentors to help students as they work on projects of their choice.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Girls Who Code (GWC) Des Moines is a similar program to CoderDojoDSM but targeted to girls in grades six to twelve. A nationally recognized program, GWC clubs are a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. Participants build coding skills and community as they complete projects through an adaptive curriculum. Locale female technology professionals serve as mentors, working with the students at each monthly meetup.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Children and youth
Children and youth
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Tech Journey is helping close the talent gap by advancing STEM education while focusing on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). We provide learning opportunities that inspire central Iowas young people to pursue technology or engineering and become innovative contributors to Iowas future workforce. Our target student demographic focuses on youth who otherwise may not have the opportunity to access technology, female or underrepresented minority (Blacks or African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander).

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Financial data

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Tech Journey Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
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Executive Director & President

Tim Sieber

Tech Journey Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 12/22/2023
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Board chair

Martina Schubert

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Term: 2023 - 2026