Our 2015 large grant of $27,000 has been awarded to Code the Dream for their program providing a gateway to the technology industry for immigrant youth.

Started in 2014 by Uniting NC, Code the Dream connects immigrants with education and training to enter the technology industry. The program is open to immigrant youth (primarily ages 15-25) of all backgrounds, with preference given to low-income students and those whose educational opportunities are limited by their immigration status.

Code the Dream students learn from industry professionals, meet startup founders and get a sense of working on real world projects that benefit the community. The program is offered at no cost to participants.

Code the Dream seeks to remove barriers for students (such as financial constraints and inability to attend college due to undocumented status) by partnering with Triangle area organizations. Beehive funds will go toward hiring a part-time program director and to stipends for top students.

Request for Proposal Theme: Immigrant Rights, which focuses on challenges being faced by one of the fastest growing populations in Wake County.