Code Platoon, the nonprofit Coding Bootcamp for Veterans and military spouses, today announced it has received a grant for $65,000 from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions.
Through the grant, Code Platoon will be able to support their full-time software engineering training program, ensuring more Veterans and military spouses can learn the skills to become software development professionals. This funding support will directly impact mission-critical components of the training program including faculty salaries, scholarships, and student recruitment initiatives.
“This is the fifth year in a row that the Motorola Solutions Foundation has provided support to Code Platoon’s mission of transforming Veterans and military spouses into professional software developers and we are so grateful to their continued support,” said Alicia Boddy, Code Platoon’s Chief Operations and Development Officer. “Because of their generosity and commitment, more Veterans will be able to take part in our programs.”
Through this grant, Code Platoon will be able to continue to lower the barriers of entry, helping to make their Bootcamp an affordable education option for Veterans and military spouses through scholarships and funding. Code Platoon will also be able to raise awareness about the value of adding program graduates to the workplace by partnering with companies that have hiring programs that target those who have served in the military.
Each year, the Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants to charitable organizations such as Code Platoon to support three primary areas of focus: first responder programming, technology and engineering education, and programs that blend the two. Within each area of focus, the Motorola Solutions Foundation grant program supports underrepresented populations, including women, people of color, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community, Veterans and others.
“The Motorola Solutions Foundation aims to partner with organizations that align to our values of accountability, innovation, impact, diversity, and inclusion,” said Karem Perez, Executive Director, Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We are proud to support organizations like Code Platoon that embody these values while driving positive change in their communities.”
For additional information on the Motorola Solutions Foundation grants program, visit: motorolasolutions.com/foundation
For more information on Code Platoon please visit codeplatoon.org
About Code Platoon
Code Platoon teaches Veterans, military spouses and Active Duty Servicemembers marketable skills that leverage core competencies, transforming them into software engineers through an immersive, hands-on, educational process and paid internship program. Of our graduates, 81% of them are employed in software development within six months of graduating and report a median salary of $65,000. For more information on Code Platoon’s programs, please visit: www.codeplatoon.org/the-program
About the Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The Foundation achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation prioritizes its funding on public safety education, technology & engineering education, disaster relief, and employee volunteerism. For more information on Motorola Solutions corporate and foundation giving, visit our website: www.motorolasolutions.com/foundation.