Code Platoon Receives Grant from Boeing

CHICAGO, November 25, 2020 – Code Platoon, a Chicago-based nonprofit that transforms Veterans and military spouses into professional software developers through an immersive coding Bootcamp, has received a $50,000 grant from The Boeing Company. Because of this generous investment, Code Platoon will continue to serve Veterans and military spouses in their pursuit of obtaining skilled and meaningful employment within technology.

“This generous donation will allow us to move forward in our mission to help Veterans and military spouses develop the skills necessary to compete and excel in the fast-growing tech industry,” said Rod Levy, Executive Director of Code Platoon. “We are honored to receive this grant from Boeing as this grant will be instrumental in reaching more Veterans and have a larger impact on the community of Chicago.”

The Boeing Company concentrates efforts around their pillar of investment, Our Heroes: Veterans and Their Families. In 2020, The Boeing Company has invested more than $14 million to 97 nonprofit organizations that specifically assist Veterans. 

“During this challenging time, Boeing is proud to partner with leading veterans organizations to provide our global veteran communities and their families with essential workforce transition support, and recovery and rehabilitation programs that address mental health,” said David Calhoun, Boeing President, and CEO.

The investment in Code Platoon builds on Boeing’s commitment to supporting military Veterans and their families transitioning into the civilian workforce.

About Code Platoon

Code Platoon is a 501(c)3 non-profit that helps Veterans and military spouses transition into the civilian workforce by providing technical training and career placement. For 15 weeks, the students are immersed in learning the full web development stack, including Python), Django , JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. No previous programming skills are required. After completing the program, the Veteran or military spouse will be hireable as a junior full-stack web developer and eligible for an internship.

About The Boeing Company

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space, and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries.

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