B - Educational

STEP (Strategic Twin-Counties Education Partnership)

Mission Statement: We will work to improve education of all students in the NC counties of Nash and Edgecombe by facilitating collaboration by all groups involved and interested in public education.
Our priority goals:
1. Build the Talent Pipeline. Ensure that young people in Edgecombe and Nash Counties are exposed to and fully prepared for the 21st century jobs that our region offers.
2. Sustainability. Secure ongoing philanthropic, corporate and public financial support so that STEP is self sustaining.

Code the Dream

Code the Dream offers free intensive training in software development to people from diverse low-income backgrounds. In CTD Labs, our coders work with experienced mentors to hone those skills by building apps and technology platforms for a range of startups, nonprofits and government clients. The ultimate aim of Code the Dream is to create a unique win-win, where our coders gain real experience building apps that make the world a little better place, and then use that experience to launch new careers with enormous opportunity for themselves, their families, and their communities.