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This summer, StreetCode Academy in partnership with the City of East Palo Alto launched 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. StreetCode community members outside of East Palo alto can also participate in this program as well.

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 earn a certificate 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
January - March 2024


  • One Funded Certification in desired pathway
  • 1:1 Mentorship with Professionals
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • Shadow Tech Companies for Real-World Experience
April - June 2024


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

We are accepting applications for a new cohort group


StreetCode is committed to ensuring the program as accessible for all East Palo Alto 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 will be held in person at either EPA Center Arts in East Palo Alto or virtually on Zoom. We can assist those in East Palo Alto who may need transportation to and from our location. The program will be held Wednesday in-person and Thursday Zoom evenings 6-8:00, with optional office hours scheduled with the WIP Manager.

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,

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us with questions or concerns you have regarding classes, Level Up, partnerships, volunteering, donations, or any general issues! Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.