The Chicago Code: Feltpad Teams with Nonprofits To Provide Computer Training for Underprivileged Teens in Chicago

Landmark Education News has received the following report of a project coming up this Wednesday and Thursday to provide computer training for teens in Chicago:

Christopher Tysh, a participant in the Team, Management, and Leadership Program at Landmark Education, has created The Chicago Code Workshop. Partnering his company, Feltpad Inc., with two local organizations – i.c.stars and Reason to Give, The Chicago Code Workshop will provide training in basic computer programming skills to fifteen underprivileged teens from the Chicago area. The workshop will take place on August 17th & 18th, 2011, at the i.c.stars headquarters in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. At the conclusion of the workshop, the students will receive a gift of a used laptop computer, courtesy of Getty Images, so they may continue their learning and exploration. These students do not have access to computers at home and will benefit greatly from this gift.

Feltpad Inc. provides web and mobile development partnerships to small businesses. Feltpad created the Chicago Code Workshop with hopes of sparking an interest in students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to explore the world of computers.

Reason to Give is a 501-c3 organization located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, where the failing economy and rising cost of living have left many residents out of work and unable to provide their families with basic necessities. Their programs provide these families with winter wear, shoes, home appliances, bedding, school supplies, and computers. Please visit their website at to learn more.

Since 1999, i.c.stars has been identifying, training, and jump-starting technology careers for Chicago-area low-income young adults who, although lacking access to education and employment, demonstrate extraordinary potential for success in the business world and for impact in their communities. Please visit the i.c.stars website at to learn more.

If you have any questions about the Chicago Code Workshop, please contact Christopher Tysh at (773) 234-2633 or at [email protected]. Thank you in advance for your consideration and support.

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