Chicago Updates: April

Check your inboxes the April Student Newsletter is out now!

Missed it? No problem check out the full newsletter below!

The last month has been a rollercoaster…

…and we’re sending good vibes to all of you. Our thoughts are with our Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander community members in the wake of violence and hate. Our thoughts are with our Black community members as we mark the one-year anniversary of Breonna Taylor’s being shot by police and as we receive daily updates on the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer who killed George Floyd. And our thoughts are with everyone whose lives are affected by gun violence and the threat of gun violence.

In these times we look for joy and hope, and right now we’re finding it in widespread vaccinations: In the Chicago, anyone over 16 is now eligible to receive a COVID vaccine! Find a site for yourself or a family member here! We’ve also just celebrated International Trans Day of Visibility. You can learn more and support the Equality Act here.

Remember that your PM and your volunteers are here for you ❤️

NEW! A Resource Center for You and Your Family 

Code Nation wants to be here for you, too. So we’ve created a resource center where you and your family can find events, summer opportunities, and important updates. 

👉 Explore the resource center here 👀

And while you’re at it, sign up for one of the upcoming events below ⬇️

Upcoming Events & Summer Opportunities

April Events with Code Nation

  • For Black students – Sign up here for our BAG (Black Affinity Group) game nighthappening Tuesday, April 20th from 5-6pm ET. Type “BAG” into the event field and choose the Game Night option.
  • For Latinx students – Sign up here to come to a Latinx In Tech career panel with Codigo, our affinity group for Latinx students! This event will be held on April 22nd at 5:30pm ET. Type “codigo” into the event field and choose the Latinx in Tech option.
  • For girls & for femme non-binary & gender nonconforming students – Sign up here for our April Hello/Girl event, happening Friday, April 30th from 5-6:30pm ET. We’re talking to folks whose creativity and people skills landed them tech jobs–even though they never thought they’d work in tech. Type “hello” into the event field and choose the April option.
  • RSVP here for Equity in the Digital Divide on April 23rd, 2021! This will be a virtual conversation about creating policies that increase educational access and equity for young people

Summer Opportunities
Check out our Summer Experiences Catalogue to see what summer opportunities you want to apply for! You’ll find…

  • Dance + STEM 😻
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) 🤖 
  • FinTech (financial tech) 💰 

And more! Plus Code Nation students can get scholarships and priority registration 😉
Have questions?Come to an application party with PM Marcus to get help applying and have a fun time!

  • Next Tuesday, April 13th or next Friday, April 16th
  • 5-6:15pm ET
  • RSVP here!

Cool stuff other students are building!

A Chicago Code Nation student used HTML and CSS to create a  webpage about their experience with Code Nation

As always, if you have any questions, concerns or need any support, please reach out. Have a great week! 

Program Manager Contact Information:
Briana Wilson, or 312-350-7623

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