NPower mobilizes the tech community and provides individuals, nonprofits and schools opportunities to build tech skills and achieve their potential. We accomplish this through our two programs:
The Community Corps
The Community Corps is a skills-based volunteering program based out of NPower headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn, connecting technology professionals with high impact nonprofits and innovative education partners across the United States. Learn more by visiting www.thecommunitycorps.org.
Technology Service Corps
One in seven young adults aged 18 to 24 in the United States are out of work and not in school, with 350,000 unemployed in New York City. 250,000+ IT jobs are currently unfilled - and the need will grow by 20%+ by 2020. NPower trains young adults so that they can fill the 50% of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs that don't require a four-year college degree.
Our Technology Service Corps program builds brighter futures for underserved young adults aged 18 to 25 by providing free technology and professional skills training. We're looking to close the diversity gap, although women comprise 48% of the workforce in the United States, only 24% of workers in STEM are women. Similarly, although African Americans and Hispanics comprise 25% of the workforce, they make up just 12% of STEM workers. Our New York programs offer technical classes, internships and career development workshops at leading corporations and non-profits and industry-recognized certifications. In addition, our alumni have access to mentoring from business leaders, opportunities for further education and certifications, as well as employment and alumni services.
The Program: Young Adults
Students participate in an extensive 22-week program that includes classroom work, professional mentoring, as well as internship and job placement support. Our program involves 15 weeks of technology training followed by a 7 week paid internship and continued alumni support. The 15 weeks of in-class technology training occurs at two locations in Brooklyn and Harlem.
- Successful applicants must have achieved a high school diploma or GED and be legal to work in the United States (ages 18-25)
- Graduates are required to successfully complete all course work and have a strong attendance record, including the seven week internship.
Our Brooklyn program is located in Downtown Brooklyn.
50 Green Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11238
Our program expanded to Harlem on October, 2011 in order to reach a broader range of young adults.
240 East 123rd St, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10035
3 Metrotech Mezzanine Level
Brooklyn, New York 11201