Code Fever Expands Program to Low-Income High School Students

June 26, 2014

6:00 pm

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced today a US $75,000 grant to Miami-based nonprofit Code Fever. Code Fever helps high school students to code, learn and build technology within their communities. This grant will help expand the coding and entrepreneurial training program to local students and parents from low-income neighborhoods.

“Our sole objective is for the students to have something tangible to walk away with at the end of our programs, be prepared to fill tech positions or create tech jobs, see tech in every industry, and influence conversations at home and in organizations,” says Felicia Hatcher, Code Fever co-founder on the post.

The program includes provide several learning opportunities for high school students, including summer camps, weekend boot camps and courses during the school year. Code Fever will also create school courses for the 2014-15 academic year at five high schools in South Florida.

 

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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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