Robbert B Pitts Graduation


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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


May 23rd, 2019

On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 inside the Robert B Pitts Public Housing Complex and
in partnership with FRH Consulting our <dev/Mission> Community came together to celebrate
the accomplishments of 6 young adults from the western addition as they completed an 8-week
training pre-apprenticeship occupational skills program; the program has prepared them for
careers in the tech sector as well as post-secondary educational programs.

In partnership with FRH Consulting, Danielle Banks and Evie Barranco, 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.
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, Office of Economic and
Workforce Development (TechSF) and members of the graduation class and their families.

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: FRH Consulting,
The Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Google, The San Francisco Foundation and Uber.

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