Mission: NPower mobilizes the tech community and provides individuals, nonprofits and schools opportunities to build tech skills and achieve their potential. We pursue this mission through two signature programs - technology service corps and the community corps.
Target demographics: veterans and underserved young adults
Direct beneficiaries per year: 800 students
Geographic areas served: New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, St. Louis, Toronto, Dallas, San Francisco Bay Area
Programs: Technology service corps builds brighter futures for underserved young adults and veterans through free technology and professional skills training. The program includes technical classes, mentoring from business leaders, internships and career development workshops at leading corporations and nonprofits, industry-recognized certifications as well as employment and alumni services. More than 80% of our alumni are employed or pursuing higher education within one year of graduation. In the new york (brooklyn & harlem) and north texas (dallas/fort worth) markets this program served 320 students during the year. In addition, the foundation work was completed for expansion to additional markets in 2015 - california (san francisco bay area) and canada (toronto).
the community corps is a skills-based volunteering program connecting technology professionals with high impact nonprofits and innovative education partners via our online program. Our tech volunteers work hand-in-hand with schools and nonprofits across the country to help them use technology more effectively and inspire the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (stem) professionals. Our services are free to individuals, nonprofits and schools. The community corps grew its matches and hours by over 70% in 2014 to 2,185 matches and 24,683 hours dedicated to building tech skills and inspiring youth to pursue tech as a career.
foundation connect provides proprietary software applications to foundations to facilitate the streamlining of the entire grant application/evaluation process. The number of foundations served exceeded 50, including the third largest foundation in the united states. This line of business was sold to roundcorner in may 2014.