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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

8 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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CVCC has parterned with Tech Corps to bring TECHie camps to our associate schools districts. We have found Tech Corps to be a great partner, providing outstanding experiences for our students. We look forward to working together in the future.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Ohio State University Women in Engineering (WiE) Program has worked with TECH CORPS as a non-profit community partner for almost three years. WiE and TECH CORPS have worked to support two FIRST Lego League teams, WiE TECHie and WiE TECHie Bytes, and one-day events to introduce girls to STEM fields. TECH CORPS is an excellent organization to increase the number of women and underrepresented students in these career fields. The staff and administrators at TECH CORPS (Lisa Chambers and Carla Thompson) are dedicated professionals that care about the success of their students. I have enjoyed working with TECH CORPS on our one-day events, such as Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) and long-term projects, such as our partnership to support FIRST Lego League teams. I look forward to future endeavors and keep up the terrific work!

Shawna Fletcher
Interim Director
Women in Engineering Program
The Ohio State University

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked as a lead instructor for CSTC for 3 years and have found it to be a very beneficial program for young adults within their lives due to the advancement of technology within this world and our society today. CSTC gives these young adults an edge as far as being more educated and aware of computer technology that we have today. It also helps the young adults with making an early decision when it comes to what field of degree that they would like to pursue prior to going to college.