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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Primary & Elementary Schools

Mission: The Mission of TECH CORPS is three-fold and is achieved through: • PROGRAMS Bringing additional technology resources to K-12 students and teachers through national, state and local programs such as Computing Career Corps, E4Tech, High School Coding Camp, Student Code Corps, Student TECH CORPS, Student WEB CORPS, Techie Camp, and Techie Club. • PEOPLE Recruiting and supporting tech-savvy volunteers from the community to advise and assist schools and youth-serving nonprofit organizations in the integration of new technologies. • PARTNERS Increasing educational technology resources through partnerships with education, business, government and community.

Results: TECH CORPS was founded in 1995 by Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus of CIO Magazine and author of The U.S. Technology Skills Gap. Gary envisioned an organization which would challenge American volunteers to help K-12 schools build a technology infrastructure -- much like the Peace Corps challenges men and women to help developing countries build their infrastructures. Building from a state pilot in Massachusetts, TECH CORPS developed technology programs and deployed tech-savvy volunteers to assist K-12 schools and youth-serving organizations across the country. Over the years, partners such as JPMorgan Chase, Nordson Corporation and Cognizant have provided TECH CORPS with the fuel to deliver much-needed technology resources to K-12 students and teachers. Since 1995, more than 15,000 TECH CORPS volunteers have shared their time and talents assisting schools and nonprofit organizations in their communities.

Target demographics: K-12 students

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 2,240 students

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: Computing Career Corps, E4Tech, High School Coding Camp, Student Code Corps, Student TECH CORPS, Student WEB CORPS, Techie Camp, Techie Club and TECHCORPShack

Community Stories

98 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

MsCosner

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tech Corps hosted an amazing robotics workshop at our school! From the recruitment of students to the provision of instructors and resources, the professionals that we worked with from Tech Corps were incredible. They were flexible, positive, and worked well with our students. For many of our students, this workshop was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I wish I had an audio file to share of the joy that I heard from our students throughout the experience, including shouts of "this must be heaven", "this is the coolest thing I've ever gotten to do!" and "I wish I could do this every day!" Thank you, Tech Corps for helping us get technology into the hands of our 5th and 6th graders and sparking their interest in technology-related careers at such an impressionable age!

Jennifer M.18

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter completed the Techie Camp this week and absolutely loved it! She was so excited to tell me what kind of robot they built that day when I picked her up. I highly recommend this program.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our child had a GREAT experience with this program!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Tech Corps is a wonderful organization that provides powerful messages and knowledge to children. Seeing the children that they support learning and thriving with the things being taught is fantastic.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Really loved the program as Ethan enjoyed every session. Great learning experience and appreciate all of the hands on time. Fantastic at supporting kids with special needs!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I’m very pleased of the experience that my daughter had at camp. I saw her begin to get bored this summer. The camp really got her thinking and engaged. Thanks tech corps!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter attended the Robotics camp and she loved it! She learned so much and found a new love for technology and robotics.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent program for my son! He learned some invaluable lessons about Robotics, programming, and computing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tech Corps is an amazing program because of the work I do with the students. As I motivate them to do their best, they motivate me to be the best instructor I can be.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our youngest son enjoyed this 1 week experience. He loved it. He was excited at every point. I hope he and other kids who don’t have these opportunities and have financial restrictions get to enjoy and learn.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My child had a great week here at techie camp.
He learned much about team building with his partner.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

My son really enjoyed this experience. He learned a lot during his time here and would come back again.

Tavona

Client Served

Rating: 5

Two years ago, I attended Tech Corps' Girls of Color Hack. I met so many amazing students that were willing to learn more about technology just as I was. We got to meet mentors, listen to the director's inspiring words and work on a project that would empower women. Tech Corps made me feel like anything was possible. I felt confident and went back the next year.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization provides a great camp for girls where they learn how to code and make apps. My daughter really loved it! Thank you

Client Served

Rating: 5

It's a pleasure working with Tech Corps. Their mission of providing students technology education is so important. Additionally, the staff is professional and helpful!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a great experience volunteering for Tech Corps. This was my first experience with them and I was very impressed in what they were teaching the students and the participation by the students. Great program for kids to learn about technology and plan their future.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was fortunate enough to participate in TechCorp in 2016 and was very excited about the way they were bridging the technology gap with HS students. I was fortunate again to re-connect with them this week, 5/16/2018 & 5/17/2018, to help connect their students with my industry and IT in particular. It is a great program; I wish it existed when I was young.

I will continue to be involved with such a great program to help our youth know what is out there for career options and get them interested in these career opportunities.

The volunteers and organizers are very professional and just great individuals with their hearts in the right place.

American Electric Power - Demand Analyst

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Techcorps is a nonprofit organization that focuses upon technology programs for elementary age students all the way to high school students. I'm in my 5th year with Techcorps. Every year they continue to expand. I believe this is due to their sincere belief that every child matters, the respect they show to their employees on a daily basis, and the family atmosphere they create with both their employees and the students and families that they embrace.

Their programs are top notch and cover assorted time frames. The company focuses upon reaching students in need who may not have technology in their lives on a day to day basis. They also focus upon minorities in both race and gender who would not typically experience technology opportunities.

Overall, Techcorps is making a tremendous impact on the youth of the communities in which they are located and I am grateful to be working with such dedicated people.

Marilou

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our experience at Georgian Heights Elementary with Tech Corps was so well received. The students were excited and engaged throughout the workshop. The Tech Corps lesson was well organized making it fun for all the students. Every student participated in creating a Lego robotic car and then cheered friends on during the obstacle course challenge. They were also excited with the gift bag they received after completing the workshop. The only disappointment was that it was only for one day.

Colleen McNamara B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter participated in a class with Tech Corps and learned a lot in the few hour class. She was so excited and wants to do another class somtime