Cultivating Coders creating hope for underserved residents

Thursday, January 20, 2022

More than two dozen students from Millwood Public Schools and eight women in the ReMerge diversion program graduated in 2021 from computer programming classes offered by New Mexico-based Cultivating Coders.

Cultivating Coders is a nonprofit that works with mostly minority and lower-income students to teach them computer coding, a highly desirable skill in today’s business world. The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber provided financial support to Cultivating Coders in 2020 to help get the program launched in Oklahoma City.

Chamber officials said they were excited to see the program expand to include a partnership with ReMerge, a program that helps provide mothers battling cycles of addiction, poverty and incarceration with a pathway to become more successful members of the community. While in the 12-week-long class, the students learned various platforms needed to perform web development and coding skills.

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