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With a small $100 dollar donation you can help close the educational and economic gap in tech for black and brown youth.
Sponsor A Certification Fee
$150 will allow one aspiring youth to take their club specific certification.
$250 can provide a laptop to our youth to be able to properly learn development and other technical skills.
Sponsor One Youth
$2,200 empowers Dreamerscorp to provide a full scholarship for our Dreamers Club after school certification program.
Message From the Founder
Dreamerscorp is a 501c3 organization all donations are tax deductible.
According to statistics on data.nysed.com for the 2019-2020 school year, there were approximately 37,000 high students in the Western New York school system and 51% of these students living in economically disadvantaged households with approximately 30% of these households being black or brown families.
Approximately 9,500 of those high school students are in the Buffalo school district. 82% of Buffalo’s students are living in economically disadvantaged households with approximately 65% of these households being black or brown families.
The US Census Bureau in 2019 listed the Median Household Income in Buffalo, NY as $37,354. And the Median Individual Income in Buffalo, NY as $23,316. According to Zip Recruiter, the following average salaries for these positions in Buffalo, NY are:
Application Administrator average income is $76,000
Android Developer average salary is $96,000
Technical Project Manager average income is $100,000.
That means that getting these high school students certified is at a minimum doubling the household income in these communities and school districts. Certifications are the key to giving black and brown kids and their families a way to work hard and get out of economically disadvantaged situations and we are addressing an important racial issue that affects black and brown youth.
Our mission is to inspire and empower black and brown youth across Western New York to become creators, producers, and innovators of technology. In response to the color barrier in the tech industry. Because when it comes to diversity, tech’s famed agility is conspicuous by its absence. For decades blacks and Hispanics have been grossly underrepresented in tech jobs. We just could not afford to let it stay this way. With big tech influencing everything in our lives – from what we get to know when researching a topic to how we’re policed – the jobs gap goes way beyond jobs. It’s a civil rights issue.
Our flagship program is Dreamers’ Club, a 43-week afterschool STEM program, concentrated on mobile development, project management, UI/UX development, and cloud computing. We aim for each participant to graduate with a certification(s) associated with each club they desire to complete, which will be a big plus on their resume, irrespective of whether they want to hit the job market or apply for college. Youth can join a club at a host site located in underserved areas throughout Western NY. In addition to certification and education training, Dreamerscorp provides mentoring and tutoring to youth who are at risk of educational failure, criminal behavior, or behavioral issues.
Our program is focused in the Buffalo area because that is where we can make the biggest change and help to change the inequality in New York state faster. Each student that goes through our program enters the workforce with the skills needed to get their current and future family members out of poverty. Our goal is to help almost 10% of the Buffalo households living in poverty over the next 5 years.