Two Sister Code Weekend Website Warrior Graduates will have an opportunity to take their new coding skills and shadow some of the best developers in the City of Detroit. Chalkfly is an organization that is really working tirelessly to make a positive impact in the community.
As we move towards bridging the technology gender gap, it is very important for women to “see people” who are actually working in the field, and Chalkfly has stepped up to give our participants that opportunity. “Sisters Code is larger than a class, and we will not be a “one hit wonder.” This is a movement to bridge the technology gender gap, therefore we cannot just teach a class and not offer support for further career growth. Asking corporations to offer opportunities like this doesn’t cost anything, however a shadowing or mentoring experience could potentially transform the life of a woman. I would say that the “ask” is worth it,” states Sisters Code Founder, Marlin Page.
Chalkfly’s entire business culture is stemmed in giving back and uplifting the community. When you purchase an item from their online office supply store a portion of your purchase goes DIRECTLY to a teacher of your choice. We all know that teachers are always looking for ways to enhance our children’s learning experience, and Chalkfly’s effort helps get them closer to that goal.
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