Kendra Parlock as the executive director of NPower Maryland. Serving some of the poorest neighborhoods in East and West Baltimore, the organization provides tuition-free information technology (IT) training and certifications to job seekers, offering a fast-track to jobs with employers committed to hiring diverse IT talent.
Baltimore Times reports: African Americans in Baltimore have suffered as much as anyone because of the coronavirus pandemic. To add to all the other stressors, many haven’t been able to work remotely. One local nonprofit is bringing hope to Baltimore, by providing free training in coding and tech fundamentals, helping them launch careers in technology.
NPower Maryland selected as one of the recipients of the Fearless Community Grant.Continue reading
“While on my journey at NPower, the staff went above and beyond what I signed up for. They provided basic knowledge of technology, invited innovative entrepreneurs to share their expertise and experience, helped with my challenges by providing resources and assistance, including clothing, shelter, food and transportation.”Continue reading
Serving young adults in East and West Baltimore
Baltimore ranks as one of the 20 hottest cities for tech growth and the top city for women in tech according to SmartAsset’s Best Cities for Women in Tech 2020 report. However, the city along with its outlining counties have more than *36,000 disconnected youth ages 16-24 who are not in school or working.
*Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council - 2019 Youth Disconnection Report
Located in both East and West Baltimore neighborhoods, NPower provides tuition-FREE technology training and certifications to young adult job seekers, offering an alternative fast-track to tech jobs with employers committed to hiring diverse IT talent.
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My friend told me about NPower and I felt that it’s a great opportunity for me to gain some technical skills in the IT field. I have a passion for the ever-changing innovations that the technology field has to offer. I felt very supported in this training program and I’m looking forward to the additional support offered as I become an alumni.Continue reading