Code Platoon, a nonprofit working to transform veterans and military spouses into professional software developers through an immersive, educational boot camp and mentorship program, today announced it has received a $25,000 grant from the NIKE Fund.
This grant, recommended by the NIKE Fund through their Until We All Win portfolio, is intended to support programs that enable United States Military Veterans, their families, and their communities to thrive.
“Veterans and military spouses step forward to serve our country, and they deserve our help,” says Rodrigo Levy, founder and executive director of Code Platoon. “The impact of this generous grant from the NIKE Fund will help us create more opportunities for our students to learn and grow as software development professionals. We are proud to partner with NIKE to support our veterans and military spouses.”
Code Platoon will use this grant to support both full-time and part-time program offerings. In 2020, four cohorts of students will learn the skills necessary to secure employment as software development professionals. They will also craft resumes, build LinkedIn profiles, and most importantly, join a network of professionals in Chicago and across the country who are committed to helping them establish and thrive in these new careers.
Thank you NIKE Fund for supporting Code Platoon!