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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: We design computer science and IT programs that are rigorous, relevant and fun. These programs range from awareness to exploration to immersion. - People: We recruit, train and support technology talent to implement TECH CORPS programs. - Partners: We work with partners, who believe as we do and together we provide students and teachers access to programs designed to educate, excite and empower.

Results: For 25 years, TECH CORPS has worked to ensure K-12 students have equal access to Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT) programs, skills and resources that enhance early learning and prepare them for college, credential or career. TECH CORPS develops technology programs and deploys tech-savvy talent to assist K-12 students and teachers. TECH CORPS offers its Signature Programs and works with partners to develop regional programs based on community needs or sponsor preference. TECH CORPS programs fall into one of three categories: Awareness, Exploration or Immersion and support students in moving along a technology pathway. TECH CORPS is the longest operating education-technology nonprofit organization in the United States. Over the years, partners such as Dell, Google, JPMorgan Chase, Nordson Corporation, Battelle and Cognizant have provided TECH CORPS with the fuel to deliver much-needed technology resources to K-12 students and teachers. More than 15,000 TECH CORPS volunteers have shared their time and talents assisting schools and nonprofit organizations in their communities. TECH CORPS was founded in 1995 by Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus of CIO Magazine and author of The U.S. Technology Skills Gap.

Target demographics: K-12 students

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 2,192 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 TECHCORPS hack

Community Stories

108 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!

Nevin J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Michelle Moore and Tech Corps has brought programs to Warrensville that would not have happened without these innovative initiatives. Michelle first found funding for my classroom when I was teaching web design at the high school. She found funding for computers that students could build and program in order to learn how computers work.
Last summer, she found funding for our Warrensville Middle Schoolers to learn how to program Lego Mind storms during a summer camp.
This year, I am teaching at the middle school, and I am working with her to bring a Techie Club to my Middle Schoolers where they will be learning about Project Management, Cyber Security, and much more.
I look forward to the innovative programs that she continues to bring to our students at Warrensville.

Achilles M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Teach Corps does amazing work to ensure that youth can discover how they might fit in the work of technology!
They have been a great partner for several years and we are always excited to host tech camps with them and see our local youth's face light up as they learn how to code or build a robot. We are so honored to have them as a partner and to support the work they are doing.

Don C.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I helped my team of young ladies win...they did all the hard work...Tech Corps provided me a wonderful learning system!

Board Member

Rating: 5

As part of TECH CORPS' initial founding team 25 years ago, I am in awe of all that TECH CORPS continues to contribute to education. At its core has been a consistent commitment to being nimble in adapting and evolving to meet the emerging needs of students and teachers. As a result the tools, programs, and training offer strong and relevant support that not only enhances current educational experiences but also prepares tomorrow's workforce with the skills needed for meaningful employment. Never has the need been more critical nor TECH CORPS' nimble response been more evident than during these challenging months of the coronavirus. I am proud to support and endorse TECH CORPS' amazing leadership team and their work in building relevant and successful programs that support the education of our youth!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Tech corps was a great experience for me at first it was a little hard but then once I became confident asked questions it was pretty fun

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tech Corps is one of the best programs that I have ever been involved with. This program has taught me so many different things on so many different levels. They've helped me with so much, as far as teamwork and also getting out of my shell. This is an awesome program and I recommend it to everybody.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My experience with this nonprofit was great! I learned a lot from this program that could help me in the future. I enjoyed the time I spent on this program. It has helped me gain financial knowledge, data analytic skills, programming skills, leadership skills, and knowledge to help me become a better social person.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love our experience with Tech Corps. From the very beginning to the end of the program, all staff members were very helpful and in tune with how the children were progressing.

My children thoroughly enjoyed the process of coming up with an idea for a Scratch game and actually creating it. It gave them a sense of accomplishment.
Many thanks to everyone at Tech Corps for all you do!

M Aamir S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The teachers put decent efforts in preparing the tech course content and the communication was just at the right time when the summer vacation had started. My two kids enrolled in the coding course and even till today they have not had enough with Scratch trying out building new games. The swag box was icing to the cake and the kids were so excited to receive the tech-corps stuff. This NGO is doing all the right things to impact the community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is in middle school and didn't have any experience in coding. He attended a week of Techie Camp this past summer and was surprised at how much he learned in a short period of time. This camp was fun and the instructors were patient and very knowledgeable. Our family appreciates that the camp was sponsored and free for our son to attend. Even if he doesn't follow a career in technology, this was a great experience for him to start thinking differently about his options. Thank you!

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

Renee W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter is quiet and reserved but she had a wonderful time at her seminar. She said she learned a lot.

Advisor

Rating: 5

It is one thing to see what happens behind the scenes at TECH CORPS, however, to see it's impact on the community is a whole different experience. TECH CORPS dedication to educating K-12 graders on modern technology skills is not only helpful, but much needed in today's society. All of the members who volunteer or work for this organization are some of the most positive and inspiring group of individuals I have met. I love TECH CORPS!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was able to go to coding class with this great non-profit. It was a great experience and way to introduce her to technology skills she might want to pursue later. thank you!

Dorothy Z.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tech Corps is an amazing nonprofit organization to work for and with! Every person in Tech Corps is passionate, kind, and determined to see our dream succeed. From summer camps to one-day workshops, TC offers incredible opportunities to the youth of today.

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son participated in Techie Camp this summer. He was elated to share his new skills with his family and enjoyed the overall experience of the camp. The skills he learned will be beneficial as he wants to become apart of the robotics team at his school.

Noah9

Former staff

Rating: 5

I currently work as a Supervisor-Instructor for their Student WEB CORPS program. Every day is a new and amazing experience. The opportunity to educate and empower students by giving them new technology and professional skills incredibly rewarding, and the administrative staff at TECH CORPS provides amazing support and feedback for instructors operating remotely.

During my time with TECH CORPS I've had the incredible opportunity to see high school students go from zero prior web development or design knowledge to building amazingly designed and well thought out websites in just a few weeks. I've also seen first hand how gaining those skills has empowered and inspired these young people, and know this is an experience they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

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Former staff

Rating: 5

I joined this company without much knowledge of what they do and my experience with them immediately opened my eyes to the great things they accomplish. Their support in my passion to educate young adults in a important and expanding field as well as provide essential job training is far beyond what I expected.

1

Former staff

Rating: 5

I've had nothing but good experiences with Tech Corps, they are committed to their cause and they work hard to make those they come across feel welcome and listened too. Any questions or concerns I had were answered right away, they are consistent as far having high expectations for their employees and those they serve. I cannot recommend them more.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tech Corps is a great organization to work with, with a excellent idea well-executed. I think this is a very good way to get grade-schoolers interested in technology and further their education.

Plus, I had a great time. This is my second year, and both were rewarding and fun.

Thanks, Tech Corps, and, keep up the good work!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For the years that I have been involved I have watched the students light up with enthusiasm and excitement for STEM related lessons.
The volunteers and staff members all give many hours a week to building interesting and engaging activities for the kids with the dual goals of educating and building desire to continue with technical exploration.

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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!

1 Laura292

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization that offers opportunity to students and exposure to new innovations that they would not otherwise have. It is very well organized and offers students the ability to realize the technical capability and creative capability they have. The curriculum is flexible but also allows for the kind of structure you need to implement something with minimal prep work.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tech Corps did a nice job of offering many different selections of summer courses to our students in Lorain County. They were professional in handling the student application process and communication with parents. I'm looking forward to more opportunities with them in the future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful opportunity to work with TECH CORPS this summer and it was the greatest way to spend my time. It prepared me for my (hopeful) future career and with my presentation skills. I'd recommend this to anyone interested in STEM careers