Valencia Gardens Spring 2019 Cohort


spring 2019 grduation

Leonardo Sosa, Executive Director
(415) 572.3947
leo@devmission.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 20, 2019

On Friday, May 3rd, @ the Google Launchpad in SF our <dev/Mission> Community came together to celebrate the
accomplishments of 6 young adults from SF as the completed a 12-week training pre-apprenticeship occupational
skills program; the program has prepared them for careers in the tech sector.

In partnership with Mission Housing Development Corporation, we provided technology instruction to 6 transitional-age
youth, ages 16-24 since February 2019, in the following competencies:

A+ Training: 1st crucial step to advance IT Certifications.
IoT: Internet of Things where youth learn how to build hardware/coding projects with electronics, sensors, led lights
and much more.
Intro to Programming: Learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as youth build their own website, web app or mobile app.
Critical Career Skills: Youth learn about Job Readiness, business communication, professionalism, and team building
projects.

The program is unique in that instruction takes place exclusively onsite in affordable housing communities in
San Francisco, and youth participants are required to provide much-needed free tech support and repair services to
low-income families in their communities when they graduate from their program.

The graduation was an opportunity to honored students for their hard work in the presence of their families and
friends. Speakers included partners from the tech industry and members of the graduation class, and internship
placements were also be announced.

To learn more about <dev/Mission> which aims to train untapped young adults ages 16-24 for careers in tech,
contact Leo Sosa @ leo@devmission.org

We would like to thank the below Program Sponsors: Mission Housing Development Corporation,
The Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Google, The San Francisco Foundation and Uber.

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