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Ada Build: Breaking Down Barriers of Entry Into Tech

By: Bethany Lindsey, Director of Education If you know a student who might be interested in attending one of these classes, please fill out this form!   When thinking about the problem of diversifying tech, there are many things that come to mind as a potential solution. It is a lot to take on, and our team is laying the foundation to do that work. We are taking a systems-oriented approach, by increasing the amount of diverse people we are putting…

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Ada Program Update: 5/28/20

By: Ada Leadership Team At Ada, we set out to change the face of tech, and build a more inclusive and resilient economy as a result.  This current crisis has held a magnifying glass to that mission and our values at every turn, and we are so, so proud of how this community has pivoted while continuing to advance our movement together.  Below, you’ll hear from our teams on how they have adjusted to meet student needs, while adhering to…

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Diversity Matters: Jansen Martin (C11)

Our partners at C2FO have pledged $27,000 to match donations made to Ada during GiveBig because, like us, they hold strong to the belief that diversity in tech is critical for innovation. To learn more about how C2FO supports Ada graduates in their journey as Software Engineers, we spoke with C11 alum Jansen Martin, about her experience working at C2FO, and the importance of continuing to bring diversity into tech.  How was applying to C2FO different from applying to other…

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Diversity Matters: Olivia Mendez (C7)

Our partners at C2FO have pledged $27,000 to match donations made to Ada during GiveBig because, like us, they hold strong to the belief that diversity in tech is critical for innovation. To learn more about how C2FO supports Ada graduates in their journey as Software Engineers, we spoke with C7 alum, Olivia Mendez about her experience working at C2FO, and the importance of continuing to bring diversity into tech.  How was applying to C2FO different from applying to other…

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CEO Update: Adapting to a New World.

By: Lauren Sato, CEO In late March, UNESCO led the formation of a Global Education Coalition and the #LearningNeverStops campaign to take collective action to ensure that the necessary pivots we are making in how we deliver learning around the world doesn’t further exacerbate the socio-economic divides many of our communities face.  This has been top of mind for us here at Ada, and we wanted to take a moment to lay out our plan for ensuring our program, and…

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Stories of Resilience: Kat

Donate to Ada today – Your gift supports amazingly resilient people as they change their lives through tech: At Ada, we continue to remind ourselves of the wonderful good we can accomplish together as an united community through this difficult time.  With this is mind, we’ve asked a few Ada alum to share stories of their Ada journey as incredible examples of the resilience of our community and our ability to bounce back from adversity stronger than ever.  Meet Kat – C10 Alum…

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Stories of Resilience: Hayden

As we continue to watch coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on communities here in Seattle and around the world, it feels more important than ever to remind ourselves of the wonderful good we can accomplish together. With this is mind, we wanted to share stories from a few Ada alum who are incredible examples of the resilience of our community and our ability to bounce back from adversity stronger than ever. Meet Hayden Before Ada, Hayden struggled…

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Join Us Today in Building a More Resilient Economy

By: Lauren Sato, CEO The global COVID- 19 crisis has shone a spotlight on many of the weaknesses in our economic and social systems.  As is historically true during economic crises, women, people of color, and the LGBTQIA+ community are being disproportionately affected. These individuals are more likely to feel the strain of unemployment, little to no healthcare and the loss of childcare or other social services, widening the socioeconomic gap they already face. The challenge our country faces is…

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Ada Update 4/3/2020

By: Sarah Ervin, Program Manager of Student Services It’s been almost four weeks since Ada classes went fully online, and even longer since many Ada interns have been fully remote. The transition to virtual class was abrupt, at a time that was already scary and full of unknowns. While we still don’t know what the future holds, we’ve been comforted in watching how our resilient community has responded to this crisis with so much mutual support and creativity. We deeply…

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