Backed by best-in-class partners such as the Robin Hood Foundation, BlackRock, Google, and Salesforce, C4Q creates pathways out of poverty. Our 10-month software training program raises graduates’ incomes from an average of $18,000 to $85,000 and serves an audience that is 50% women, 60% African American or Hispanic, 40% immigrant, and 55% without a college education. We have former cab drivers and retail associates now working as software engineers at leading companies such as Pinterest, Kickstarter, and Uber.
C4Q has structured and raised a new investment vehicle: the ‘18-85 Job Outcomes Bond (JOB).’ Impact investors provide capital and receive a financial return based on whether we effectively deliver training and job outcomes for our participants. We believe that the ‘18-85 Job Outcomes Bond’ has the potential to become a national model that other non-profits can adopt – to improve sustainability, access new pools of capital, and, most importantly, rigorously demonstrate the delivery of outcomes. Read more here: “Wall Street Journal: A Novel Investment in Others’ Success”.
- Director of Finance: Work with impact investors to drive our “18-85 Job Outcomes Bond” along with other innovative financing structures
- Director of Student Success: Hire and lead a team to work with employers, volunteers, and our graduates to ensure job placement and career advancement.
- Head of People: Scale talent and systemize values and culture across our community.
- Head of Operations and Planning: Operations and strategy role for the continued growth of our flagship training program.
- Programs Lead: Launch a new program for our students to build products for their professional portfolios as well as real-world clients. Ideal for a Product Manager.
- Director of Sales & Business Development: Establish sales team and develop the strategy that enables sustainable growth.
With technological change and automation disrupting opportunities for blue collar workers, we must create income mobility for the 70% of Americans who don’t graduate from college to gain the skills and networks to become software engineers and enter the middle class. Read more here: Fast Company: This Coding School Lifts New Yorkers Out Of Poverty–And Then Asks Them To Pay It Forward