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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

86 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!

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.