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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 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring K-12 students have equal access to technology programs, skills and resources that enhance early learning and prepare them for college and career. TECH CORPS develops technology programs and deploys tech-savvy talent to assist K-12 schools and youth-serving organizations across the country. Over the years, partners such as Cisco, Dell, JPMorgan Chase, NCTA, Nordson and Time Warner Cable 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 1,600 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 and Techie Club

Community Stories

74 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

TECH CORPS is an AMAZING organization that offered our daughter an opportunity of a lifetime. The programs that she was elected to attend in were very well structured, organized, and professionally ran by the staff of TECH CORPS. My daughter walked away from these programs with a welt of knowledge that she was able to apply during her academic school year. In addition, she was able to apply her learnings from Techie Camp outside of the classroom and into her acting. I can't say enough about how phenomenal TECH Corps is in a paragraph. The skills and exposure that she obtained through TECH Corps should be offered more frequently and we wish that we could have had a summer long program with this type of curriculum versus a weeklong. We all walked away from the program wishing we had more time!!!!!!! TECH CORPS your organization is AWESOME and the flexibility of the staff was very impressive!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

TECH CORPS is a great non-profit with the goal of educating students about the computer science and technology field. I worked as a Techie Camp and HS Coding Camp instructor this summer and had a wonderful experience teaching kids about a growing field that they don't get much of an opportunity to learn about during the school year. If you have a student that is interested in learning about programming, robotics, video game production, or cyber security I would highly recommend their programs.

Tom S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I went through a similar program in high school that gave me my own start in computer science; now that I'm a PhD-track researcher in the field, I decided to volunteer as an instructor. It was amazing watching these kids pick up so much of a command of programming in such a short time, and I feel like I really had an impact.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In this technological era of ours, it is important that we prepare our youth to navigate this increasingly evolving landscape. In addition, the tools for learning and discovery in this realm of science and development should be readily accessible to all.

Tech Corps puts forth a great effort to promote and deliver technology programs that introduces and exposes children and young adults, of the inner city and urban areas, to the knowledge and skills needed to build upon in hopes of becoming technology professionals in the future.

As a Computer Career Corps instructor, I have had the privilege and honor to share in their mission to provide technology resources and education to school-aged children. The experience, knowledge, and skills that I obtained are invaluable. While this opportunity was very rewarding, I was quite humbled and, now, have a reinforced perspective on how I can help also.

Whether you would be a volunteer, an employee, or anyone who is affiliated with Tech Corps and its programs, there is a richness in the diversity of the organization’s individuals and offerings that would be advantageous to anyone seeking to align themselves in the effort to ensure the profitability, viability, and longevity of our society.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working with the students from Tech Corps over the summer has been an awesome opportunity. I believe that this program is an awesome opportunity for our nations youth and helps to prepare our students, children, and families for life after they graduate high school, head off to college or into the workforce. I think that it has helped to enlist more young women into the technology field which is under represented by the female population and it has helped to show more young ladies that the technology field can be a field that they can achieve in. It is important to keep programs like this in place because it builds excellent life skills that a regular school environment just doesn't have the time to provide.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of being one of the instructors for the Dekalb County areas in Georgia. It truly was a pleasant experience and one that brings useful contributions to the local area. Seeing kids get interested in expressing their creativity whilst learning skills and lessons that will help them in any endeavor they choose.

Kids learn, meet new friends, experience actual tools used in professional careers, and as an added bonus, seeing the parents and family of the kids come and see their child's work brings smiles and pride to their faces.

It is in my opinion that more organizations like Tech Corp's Techie Camp are needed, and I hope that it, and others like it, continue aiding and building bridges and stairs for the younger generations going forward.

Roma Y.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had a great experience instructing students across Central Ohio with Tech Corps!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

TECH CORPS offers a wide variety of top notch, technology-based programs for elementary, middle, and high school aged youth. Their hands-on programs are designed to engage participants in coding, website development, app development, robotics, and more. This organization works hard to excite and empower youth of all backgrounds.

I have seen firsthand how TECH CORPS has empowered its participants. For the past three summers, I have worked as an instructor in the Student WEB CORPS program offered by TECH CORPS. During the eight week program, high school youth learn how to code using HTML and CSS, design multiple websites, create a professional website for a mock small business, and create a professional résumé. Participants leave the program with real-life professional skills, ranging from technological know how to polished presentation skills, and gain greater self-confidence in the process. I highly recommend TECH CORPS as an organization and hope more people can participate in their programs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In my short time as an instructor with tech corps I have nothing but nice things to say about all the people I've worked with. It really shows that this is more than a job for all of them and their hearts are truly invested in the futures of the young people we interact with.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great! I had fun, and learned a lot. There is not a place in the world with a nicer team and a more comfortable work environment.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I learned a lot being an instructor for Tech Corps. It allowed me to make a significant impact on the student's lives. I appreciate this organization for giving me a chance to be a mentor to those kids considering that I used to be in their shoes not long ago. I hope one day I will look back at this moment and appreciate that I took part in being on the Tech corps staff.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great experience teaching for tech corps! The management was extremely helpful

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an instructor, I felt like I had plenty of guidance in how to help my students, but I also had enough freedom to teach in my own style. We definitely make a difference for these students, and the real-world lessons that they learned will be invaluable as they move forward.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

They definitely help those that need the help. Also giving kids skills to use in there life and allow them to decide what they would like to do in life.

Madison H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was an instructor for Tech Corp's TechieCamp program last Summer, and their huge value as an organization should not be understated. After only a week of teaching my students to code, they began to grasp concepts in programming and Computer Science that most people are never even exposed to. Most importantly, the students truly enjoyed the camp, and all expressed an interest in continuing their computer science studies. I truly believe that these kids will excel in their endeavors thanks to the skills that Tech Corps has given them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization that works with volunteers to encourage K-12 students to learn IT skills and consider careers. I volunteered at an elementary school with 4th and 5th grade girls in a Techie Club.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a Site Coordinator for a Web Corps site, I could witness the enormous excitement, eagerness for the 'next' topic to master and the empowerment as the Final Project emerged for the student-employees.
Having been an entrepreneur, I sensed these WebCorps members gained a new paradigm that has them at the center of control for their future roles in web site development.
The skills that were acquired throughout the summer sessions will be touchstones for career development, as well as serving as strong elements in future educational experiences in the field.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The trainers did a great job challenging the girls to learn more about building aps for their android phones. I was impressed with the girls talking to the group and using a PowerPoint to guide the audience through their projects.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tech Corps has been professional, responsive, and helpful in facilitating our Techie Club program for multiple years now. Volunteering is a pleasure because of how smoothly we're able to access programming and pick up/return equipment.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I've been involved with TECH CORPS for years; so, it was great to have my son participate in one of their programs.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed the Techie Camp. She’s learned a lot and met lifetime friends, I’m sure. This experience has broadened her thinking and she’s now confident to engage in more technical projects.Thanks for allowing us this life changing opportunity.