Justice Through Code (JTC) is thrilled to announce the relaunch of our Flagship Program! Our highly immersive and advanced Professional Development and Software Engineering career accelerator is tailored specifically for individuals impacted by the mass incarceration crisis. This comprehensive 26-week program is designed to empower intermediate-level learners looking to enhance their abilities and differentiate themselves in the tech industry.
Empowerment through Code: Unlock Your Potential
● Professional Growth: Acquire a standout skill set for success in the competitive job market.
● Industry-Driven Curriculum: Learn from tech pros with real-world experience on diverse projects.
● Cutting-Edge Tools: Get hands-on with Git, GitHub, VS Code, and other tools for effective coding and collaboration.
● Collaborative Learning: Team up with peers to enhance your skills and prepare for the engineering world.
● Global Industry Connections: Tap into our vast network of tech experts, instructors, mentors and hiring partners.
● Showcase Your Skills: Impress employers with a professional-grade portfolio of full-stack web applications.
● Unleash Your Interview Success: Ace technical interviews, communicate technical skills, showcase GitHub projects, build your brand, and rock every aspect of the interview process.
● 26-week program (August 21, 2023-February 16, 2024)
● Monday to Thursday evenings (6:30 - 8:30 pm EST)
● 100% online with live instruction
Who are the target students? Participants are expected to have a solid understanding of web and programming fundamentals and should be comfortable with using tools like VSCode and Github to solve problems through code.
How to get started: Individuals interested in applying to JTC must complete the online application. Applications are only available online and must be completed by the individual interested in applying to the program. To be notified about upcoming application cycles, please join our mailing list.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can individuals that are currently incarcerated apply to JTC?
JTC is passionate about supporting individuals who have been affected by the crisis of mass incarceration and are eager to explore a career in tech. At this time, JTC only accepts applications from prospective students who have returned home. For individuals who are anticipating their release date, and are eager to get started on their coding journey, we strongly encourage a member of your support network to visit our website and join our mailing list to stay up to date on the program application cycle. Once you have returned home we offer free access to self-paced online courses through our learning partner Coursera which can be accessed outside of the semester-based JTC program schedule.
Can individuals who are currently on probation or parole apply to JTC?
Yes! We encourage individuals who are passionate about coding to apply to our program, regardless of where they are in their reentry process. JTC is also happy to provide a letter of enrollment to applicants that are selected to participate in the program, so they can make probation/parole aware of their educational responsibilities.
Am I still eligible for the program if my conviction has been expunged, overturned, sentence suspended or the case otherwise discarded?
Yes, legal involvement often includes various factors that can disrupt one’s life or career prospects. JTC understands this and encourages individuals to reach out if they have any questions about eligibility.
I only returned home recently, I don’t know if I am able to afford the materials that I will need to participate in the course. Should I still apply?
JTC will support qualified candidates in obtaining the materials they will need to participate in the course.
What technical skills do I need in order to apply?
Applicants should have experience with at least one programming language and be comfortable solving problems in code. A working knowledge of GitHub, web technologies (HTML, CSS), and basic programming logic (variables, loops, data types) is required to benefit from the materials within this course. Part of the JTC application process includes a technical assessment to ensure applicants have the understanding of computers necessary to complete the course.
I am interested in becoming a software engineer, but I do not have the requisite skills required to participate in this program. How can I begin my educational journey to become a software engineer?
Justice Through Code offers 2 other programs, the first of which does not require any previous coding experience. Please join our mailing list to stay up to date on the program application cycle. Additionally, we offer free access to self-paced online courses through our learning partner Coursera which can be accessed outside of the semester-based JTC program schedule.
More questions? Please contact our team at [email protected]