Sakina Goode

“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.”

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Serving young adults in East and West Baltimore

Connecting Baltimore’s young adults to IT career success

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.

Learning the Fundamentals of IT?

Our Tech Fundamentals program is your entry point to a tech-based career. In as little as 23 weeks you will master the basics of IT with real-world application and credentials.

What’s New in Maryland

Check out the latest News & Events from NPower’s Maryland Offices.

NPower Maryland Contacts

Kendra Parlock
Executive Director
Demetrius Goodwin
Program Director
Sid Wilson
Placement Director

Our Maryland Offices

Contact our local NPower office if you are interested in applying for the program or attending an information session.

East Baltimore

901 N. Milton Avenue, Suite 200
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

West Baltimore

1101 West Pratt Street, Suite 1A
Baltimore, Maryland 21223

Marlon G.

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.

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Anisah B.

I have a passion for IT and Cybersecurity. I studied Computer Information Systems at Towson University for three years and dropped out due to financial reasons. I learned about NPower and during the program, the staff created a really unique support system for us. [I now have] a whole new outlook on life.

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U.S. Hiring Strong in June; Unemployment Rate Rises as More Enter Labor Force

Naafee Rone has only a high-school diploma. That left the 23-year old from Baltimore’s east side to bounce between short-term jobs, including cleaning airplanes and working fast-food counters. Last year, he left the labor force to receive about five months of job training from NPower, a nonprofit serving young adults. After an internship, he was hired this year as a support analyst at Port Networks. He earns $17.50 an hour, more than he did at those prior gigs,
and works in an office tower overlooking the city’s Inner Harbor.

Program aims to connect students and grads with job opportunities

BALTIMORE – For high school graduates, the big question is what’s next?

If the answer isn’t college, finding the next step can be overwhelming. To help combat the stress, local programs are giving Baltimore students the opportunity to gain job experience while connecting employers with qualified young talent.

NPower provides single mothers with tech skills needed to succeed in new digital economy

About six months ago, Maria German was a single mother unsure of her future. Wanting to provide a better life for her son, she knew she had to do something. That’s when she learned about NPower.

“It’s been life-changing,” said German. “They give you no excuse to not come to class, or to not do your work, or just to say I can’t do it because they’re just really helpful.”