Outreach

Our mission with SIM Boston’s Outreach Program: 

As a community of IT professionals, SIM Boston partners with and promotes non-profit organizations that advance the diversity of IT talent in our local communities, specifically individuals who are Black, Latinx, women or who identify with other under-represented groups.

SIM Boston also provides funding to its outreach partners that supports specific initiatives or program improvements to elevate their effectiveness and impact.

Outreach Partners:


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Year Up Greater Boston and Year Up Rhode Island  
- Year Up’s mission is to close the opportunity divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education. As our oldest partnership, SIM Boston continues program support including its annual graduation ceremony where the Don Brown Scholarship recognizes the outstanding IT graduate. https://www.yearup.org/




Tech Apprentice 
- Tech Apprentice is a six-week, paid summer internship program for tech-savvy Boston Public Schools (BPS) high school students who work at local companies. These talented students are often considering IT majors for college and the internships provide valuable work-based experience while providing valuable summer staffing capacity to local organizations.   https://www.bostonpic.org/programs-initiatives/school-to-career/tech-apprentice




Hack Diversity - Hack.Diversity tackles the under-representation of high-skilled minority employees in Boston’s innovation economy. They recruit Black and Latino computer science and engineering students into the city’s fastest-growing companies — training, coaching and mentoring both employer and employee throughout the experience. https://hackdiversity.com





Resilient Coders 
- Resilient Coders trains people of color for high growth careers as software engineers, and connects them to apprenticeship opportunities. They introduce them to a career path that is lucrative, meaningful, and intellectually rewarding.


Boston Public Schools/Hour of Code - SIM Boston funds an award to the school with the highest participation in the district-wide Hour of Code initiative every December during Computer Science Education Week



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Latino STEM Alliance – besides serving as judges for an annual robotics competition, SIM Boston funds instructors and equipment for teams of middle-school aged students in Lawrence and Boston. These teams compete in the annual robotics competition. https://www.latinostem.org/


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Jr.Tech
> - Jr.Tech’s mission is to engage 4–12 grade students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.  SIM Boston provides annual funding to the Girls STEM Summit held at Wentworth Institute of Technology every spring where members serve as volunteers.  https://juniortech.org/



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At Per Scholas, we believe a thriving workforce starts with equitable access to education. By providing skills training and access to employer networks to individuals often excluded from tech careers, Per Scholas envisions a technology workforce as diverse as the customers it serves. Over 11,000 graduates have launched successful careers in tech to date through our no-cost technical training. Our mission is to advance economic equity through rigorous training for tech careers, and to connect skilled talent to leading businesses.

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