We are empowering the next generation of tech innovators and entrepreneurs from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds.
 
 

Our Mission:

Empower.

We create pathways into tech careers for underestimated youth, empowering them to take control of their future.

 
 
 
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Our Mission

The Marcy Lab School provides an immersive education program, designed to prepare low-income students of color for full-time careers in fast-growing tech professions such as software engineering, data science, and cyber security. By combining a technical curriculum, grounded in practical, in-demand skills, with a focus on professional and social-emotional development, we aim to produce highly competent, job-ready engineers from underrepresented backgrounds and place them in high paying positions at some of the world's best tech firms. Over time, graduates will go on to launch companies of their own, creating opportunity in their communities for those who come after them.

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The Opportunity

A unique opportunity has resulted from the combination of exploding demand for technical talent and the inability of higher education to keep pace. Tech companies, both large and small, are now opening opportunities to non-traditional candidates, even those without a four-year degree. Thus, there exists an opportunity provide recent high school graduates with an alternative option for post-secondary education that provides technical training and direct access to employment opportunities in some of the fastest growing sectors of the global economy.

 

31%

ANNUAL JOB GROWTH

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of software developers to grow at a rate of 31% through 2026.

 

223K

unfilled positions

The App Association estimates that there are currently over 223,000 unfilled software development positions, nationwide. Code.org expects this number to grow to over 1 million by 2020.

 
 

$102K

Average Starting Salary

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national median salary for a software developer in 2017 was $101, 790.

 

Our Programs

While employment is our immediate mission, our ultimate purpose is to position youth of color to leverage technology for financial empowerment and to create solutions to the problems that their communities face each day. We work with schools and community organizations to provide exposure opportunities and enrichment programming to high school students. In addition, we provide full-time learning opportunities for recent high school graduates to prepare them to compete for entry level web development positions.

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Marcy lab School Winter code Camp 2018

I want to create apps that help others create.  And if we're all creating…, well that would be pretty dope for my community, and maybe even the world."

Bridget A. / Program Participant (11th Grade)

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Our Team

The Marcy Lab School was founded in 2018 by two educators simply looking to provide students and families with another option. With strong opinions about the future of tech and the state of education, Reuben and Maya are setting out to redefine what vocational training means in the 21st Century.

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Get Involved

Are you a prospective student interested in launching your career in tech? Are you a school leader looking for opportunities to expose your students to this fast growing career field? Are you a supporter seeking out opportunities to volunteer your time or resources? We want to hear from you! Come get involved!

 

Sign Up For a Program

Our first full-time web development cohort will kick off in September of 2019. Sign up for updates below!

Volunteer opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers, guest lecturers, and mentors! Sign up for opportunities here.

Make a Donation

Your donation allows us to provide our students with a path-altering education. Please consider making a gift.