LaunchCode is creating new pathways to economic opportunity
for people of all backgrounds aspiring to work in technology.
We're dreaming big, and we hope that you will, too.
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After trying several different paths, ranging from serving in the U.S. Army to the film industry, Shawn was ready for a chance to reinvent his career. Looking for something more stable to support his wife and their five children, he heard of LaunchCode and quickly signed up for a course. After graduation, he landed his first job in technology through LaunchCode. In addition to being a full-time developer, Shawn now mentors students at LaunchCode and serves on the Alumni Network board.
"I don't know where I would be now if not for the opportunity provided by LaunchCode. Because of that, I want to see others that have similar situations looking to improve their welfare of life receive that chance."
Jane and Jeff Coe took LaunchCode's Kansas City CS50x course together in the Spring of 2016 after seeing an online posting. After completing the course and attending a LaunchCode HappyHire networking and interview event, Jane landed an ongoing apprenticeship at KC-based SET-Works. CS50x helped Jeff expand his skills for his day job as a professional front-end developer. He has also gone on to pay it forward as a teaching fellow in LaunchCode's latest course, LC101.
Before LaunchCode, Kim did everything to make ends meet. She worked in the insurance industry and flipped houses on the side. Showing her kids that there were no limitations in life drove her to work toward a more fulfilling career. After participating in Women+ [previously CoderGirl], taking Hello, World! and CS50x with LaunchCode, Kim was placed as an apprentice at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Her willingness to learn and ability to meet the demands of her team landed her a permanent full-time job.