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Code the Dream

Code the Dream works to unleash the inclusive economic opportunity and innovation that flows from more equal access to the tech sector.

Founded: 2009 by Dan Rearick, Ramiro Rodriguez, Daisy Magnus-Aryitey

Code the Dream
  • Program Area

    Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development, Public Service & Civic Engagement, Health & Healthcare, Education, Environment, Food & Agriculture, Arts & Culture, Human Rights
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    Durham, North Carolina, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Mobile Apps, Open Source, SMS
  • Budget

    $1,000,000 +
  • Founder Demographics

    Racial or Ethnicity Minority

Code the Dream serves diverse low-income students with an innovative win-win model. Students start by receiving free intensive hands-on software development training, with individual mentorship from experienced developers and a strong community of support. From the classroom, students then move onto CTD Labs, where they gain hands-on experience developing real web and mobile apps for a wide range of nonprofits, local and state governments and diverse entrepreneurs. 80% of CTD Labs participants go on to a career in tech.

Funders and Awards

White House Champion of Change honoree (President Obama), GSK Impact Award, AT&T, Google