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This summer, StreetCode Academy in partnership with the City of East Palo Alto is launching a tech-centered career workforce development program. Through this program we aspire to generate economic opportunities in the tech industry for East Palo Alto residents. StreetCode’s year-long pilot program will support twenty individuals with funding to cultivate their tech skills and career opportunities.

Program Overview

Communities of Color are less likely to be equipped with the tools necessary to enter the tech field, resulting in disqualification for 86% of jobs in the U.S. by 2045. StreetCode Academy is changing that!

The StreetCode Work Innovation Program will offer weekly programming focusing on developing three foundational principles — mindset, skills, and access — within the selected tech pathway while accommodating to each individual’s learning pace.

Come learn and engage in the future of tech careers and become certified within one of our four tech pathways:

UX Design

Careers: Video Game Designer, Web Designer, Mobile App Designer, XR Developer, UX Designer

Digital Marketing

Careers: Digital Marketer, E-commerce, Graphic Design, Digital Artist

Software Development

Careers: Application Designer, Software Engineer, Cloud Engineer, Back-End Developer, Front-End Developer

IT Support

Careers: Automation, Cybersecurity Specialist, Network & Systems Support Specialist, Web Developer, Cloud Computing

Program Timeline


  • Free StreetCode Classes twice a week in the desired pathway
  • Weekly Workforce Development Lab for career readiness preparation
  • Speaker Series with industry professionals
  • Class Office hours
June - August 2023


  • One Funded Certification in desired pathway
  • 1:1 Mentorship with Professionals
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Shadow Tech Companies for Real-World Experience
September - December 2023


  • LinkedIn Profile Creation
  • Job Application and Interview Support
  • Internships
  • Exposureship Opportunities
  • Conferences
  • Career Fairs
January - June 2024


StreetCode is committed to ensuring the program as accessible for all participants over the year-long program. To do that, we will provide:


Are these classes virtual or in-person? And when does the program meet?

The classes we will be held in person at either EPA Center Arts or New Sweet Home, both in East Palo Alto. We can assist those who may need transportation to and from our location. The program will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings 6-8:30, with optional office hours on Thursday evenings.

Do I need to live in East Palo Alto to participate in the program?

Do I need to be working in tech to apply?

You do not need to be working in the tech industry, nor working at all, to qualify for the program.

How can I best qualify for the program?

The best thing you can do is tell us your story! We are looking for individuals with a drive to use the program to further their career opportunities.

I still have more questions, who can I reach out to?

If you have more questions please reach out to Juanita Croft,