OpenDataVote enables nonprofits to nominate data sets to support their mission while the public votes for the data sets they believe the government should release. Winning nonprofits will receive cash prizes of $4,000, $2,000 & $1,000. You need to hurry as the deadline to submit data sets is March 31st. Below is all the details you need to know.
The ITWorks Philadelphia Spring 2017 session starts today! Meet one of our new students, Mara Thach. Mara found ITWorks through a friend who successfully completed the program, and looks forward to learning the skills and gaining the experience necessary to start a career in information technology. Read on to learn more about Mara and what he hopes to accomplish during his internship and after graduation from ITWorks.
“Looking back on my experience at ITWorks will always be a bright and shining moment. It provided me an opportunity to move into a career in IT, something I'd been considering for a while. My life has dramatically improved in all kinds of ways since graduation, all of which I can thank the ITWorks team for,” Michael Wanner, a graduate of the Fall 2016 class in Delaware reflected on his experience recently. Now, the ITWorks team is ready to welcome a new cohort of students for Spring 2017.
University City is the new home to Microsoft’s latest Reactor center; this makes Philadelphia the third city to welcome Microsoft’s base for collaboration, now joining both New York and San Francisco. As part of the University City Science Center, the Reactor is essentially a science resource center for all things tech and beyond.
As the Phildadelphia ITWorks Fall 2016 session draws to a close (graduation is tomorrow, December 16th!), we wanted to take some time to thank all of our wonderful, dedicated volunteers. Without them, running our program would not be possible!
ITWorks Philadelphia students Tiffany Le and Ralph Soto with their supervisors at PNC Bank.
ITWorks Philadelphia Fall 2016 students are graduating this Thursday, December 15th. Two graduating students, Tiffany Le and Ralph Soto, spent their 5-week internships at PNC Bank. Read on to learn more about their experiences and lessons learned!
We at Tech Impact were thrilled this week with the announcement of generous donations to ITWorks on behalf of some of our most valued corporate sponsors.
Thanks to important donations like the recent $45,000 grant from Bank of America, the ITWorks programs in Wilmington and Philadelphia will continue to arm our cities’ young people with important tech skills that will make them competitive in today’s job market.
Each graduate of ITWorks, a 16-week program, earn a professional information technology (IT) certification and are placed into technology-related internships at area businesses.
The grant was part of large effort from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation which yesterday announced $457,500 in grants to 21 nonprofits in Philadelphia to help connect the unemployed, underemployed, veterans, youth and those with disabilities to training and employment opportunities.
Check out this post from Patch to learn more about it.