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    Training Refugees
    for Careers in
    Web Development

About New Americans Code

New Americans Code helps refugees who have the aptitude, desire and commitment to learn basic coding and prepare them for a career in web development. Southern Idaho is one of several designated refugee resettlement areas in America. Since 1980, some 19,000 refugees from nearly 50 countries have started new lives in Idaho. At the same time, there is a shortage of web developers in Boises sizable technology industry and beyond. At New Americans Code, we believe we can serve both.

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Curriculum emphasis

New Americans Code emphasizes basic web development skills. Graduates of the program will be eligible to work as a trainee junior developer. Or, they will be well-prepared to enroll at Boise CodeWorks, Stevens-Henager College, University of Phoenix, College of Western Idaho or other local schools, to learn the full suite of web skills.

  • HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP
  • Frameworks: jQuery, Bootstrap
  • Important: Git, LinkedIn, SourceTree
  • Object-Oriented Programming theory
How it works

Geared to helping refugees enter web development

What does it cost? What are the requirements? Do I need to have coding experience?

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New Americans Code is free to attend. Students must have basic familiarity with computers, high intellectual capacity and intermediate English. And most importantly, a very strong desire to learn, to persist and to feel good when they put their skills to work.

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Basic skills and frameworks emphasized

What will I learn? What will I create? What will I take with me? How can you help?

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Students will learn the foundations of front-end development: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, jQuery, Bootstrap and Git. They will also establish Github and LinkedIn profiles and create their own personal page to display their skills.

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When & Where

Classes held weekly

Times and locations vary according to availabilty of instructors.

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Class Schedule

Would you like to teach refugees?

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If you have Web development skills and would like to help teach refugees, send us an email.

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