Studies from the World Bank have shown adults lacking sufficient computer skills have a lower chance of finding employment.
Since 2012, Coding for Community has conducted training workshops and camps for adults and elderly citizens in low-income communities and low-income housing who are often victims of gentrification and of lack of resource access. Through our workshops, these citizens learn valuable technical skills and their applications in business. In the past, we have led workshops to learn basic computer use, basic smartphone use, email, Microsoft Office proficiency, design and development of websites, and management of social media. We also connect these communities to mentors, by ocassionally inviting a local leader in technology or business to speak at our workshops.