MISLA, or Made In South LA, was originally started in 2014 in South Central Los Angeles by a team of tech & business s avvy South LA residents. In a part of town known as “Murderer’s Alley”, MISLA set out to reinvent and redefine the very infrastructure of South LA, hoping to one day be known as “Tech Alley” or "Silicon South". MISLA believes that comprehensive training in web design, software programming and other forms of digital literacy are essential to the survival of our community and the most competent way of solving the diversity in tech deficit.
At MISLA’s Pre Code Camp, underrepresented minorities & low-income individuals from South LA receive a $3000 scholarship to train as a programmer. Students will put their skills to the test via our Weekly Wednesday Community Battles and Challenges.
To apply for MISLA's $3000 full-scholarship, choose 3 out of the 9 Challenges and submit by March 15, 2018. Applicants must be 18+At MISLA, we believe in “Each One Teach One”. The PRE-CODE CAMP is free to underrepresented/low-income minorites in exchange for them volunteering with local programs that train youth to code.
Every Wednesday, starting up again on Jan 24, 2018. The Community Code Battles are meant to bring families & friends together while simulataneously teaching basic coding concepts through interactive games and challenges.
MISLA's mission is to breathe new life into the current economic infrastructure of South Los Angeles by training it's residents in highly sought-after programming languages.
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You identify as Black, Latino, Native American and/or are low-income, living in South LA or neighboring areas.
3 month Bootcamp begins May 1st in the South Los Angeles area. (location TBD). Transportation will be provided for those in need.
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Our bootcamp is designed around work or school hours. Mon, Tues, Thurs 6:00 - 9pm. One Saturday per month 10-4pm. Exluding major holidays.
Participants will receive 3 months career support for immediate job placement or support getting placed into a higher level Bootcamp.
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Code District teaches coding through a 24 week program that prepares graduates for roles as software engineers at top companies throughout the US. Every Code District graduate is trained in computer science, object-oriented programming, frontend development with React, backend development with Node and distributed systems.
The primary mission of VSEDC is to facilitate community development of the South Los Angeles area by providing programs structured to revitalize the physical, economic and social life of the community. Programs include business development, green-focused initiative, and commercial development.
The Positive Results Corporation is a 501(c)3 company to support positive identity and personality development in communities of color through leadership development, healthy relationship training, and individual and group counseling. PRC will lead the 3 month career support/ job placement program following the 12mo bootcamp.
STEAM: CODERS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring underrepresented and underserved students and families through the fundamentals of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). STEAM:CODERS has introduced over twelve hundred new K-12 students to STEAM, specifically, computer science and robotics.
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