Today at our Washington, D.C. campus, we joined Mayor Muriel Bowser, 1776 and others to announce the DC Innovation Opportunity Program, to connect talented, low-income students with the resources, skills, and support they need to succeed in the careers of tomorrow. This exciting initiative is enabled with the support of partners such as the TDF Foundation, THEARC, Capital One, MedStar Health, and Microsoft.
Starting this summer, the program will provide three workshops at THEARC to introduce up to 30 high-potential students from Washington’s Wards 7 and 8 to in-demand career opportunities in the growing local digital economy. At the end of these workshops, every student who has successfully completed the program will receive twelve months of free access to General Assembly Front Row, while five students will be selected for full-scholarships provided by the TDF Foundation that will enable them to complete General Assembly’s Web Development Immersive or User Experience Design Immersive programs on our Washington DC Campus at 1776. Upon graduation, these students will have access to a six-month, paid apprenticeship in their discipline at Capital One, MedStar, or Microsoft.
Since launching at 1776 in the fall of 2013, General Assembly has had the vision of helping to expand DC’s talent pool with people of diverse backgrounds. GA’s Opportunity Fund is now giving access to immersive technology and design programs to individuals in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, DC. We are also proud to be a part of President Obama’s recently announced TechHire program.
Learn more about our commitment to a more diverse tech landscape.