Uniting NC works with communities across North Carolina to better support and integrate new immigrants. They help immigrant families hit the ground running in terms of skills and education, so that they can achieve their dreams and give back to their communities. Uniting NC envisions a state and a nation in which all people, including immigrants, have the opportunity to reach their greatest potential, engage with their community, and fully contribute their talents – expanding prosperity and well-being for all.
Uniting NC was founded in 2009, and they have brought together more than 5,000 longtime residents and new immigrants. In 2014, Uniting NC started the Code the Dream program, providing a gateway to the tech industry for minority and immigrant youth. This program provides free coding classes for people who might not otherwise have the opportunity, particularly minority and immigrant young people, ages 15 and up.
In the first month, students learn to code their first app. They learn from mentors in the tech industry, meet startup founders, and get a sense for how they could make their own dreams a reality — by working on real-world projects to benefit the community and learning what it means to be a professional software developer or, one day, start their own business.
Support Code the Dream:
- Volunteer: If you would like to volunteer with Code the Dream as a teacher, mentor, or project lead, you can fill out this form.
- Donation: If you would like to support Code the Dream and help them create more opportunities for minority and immigrant youth, you can donate here.
- Apply to Code the Dream if you are interested in learning to code!