Welcome to the CTD Open House Toolkit! #CTDOpenHouse
[Updated July 18, 2022.] Applications for the next round of Code the Dream classes are now open. We need YOUR help to spread the word about this amazing opportunity.
In this online toolkit, you will find everything you need to spread the word, including social media links, graphics to share, sample tweets, upcoming Virtual Info Sessions, and sample email text. If there is additional information that would be helpful for you, please reach out to Lori at Code the Dream and we can get you what you need!
Find all details about the upcoming classes at our Class Info Site. The most important information to communicate to your constituents is that the application deadline for this cycle is August 14, 2022 (the required “Pre-work” will be sent after that, with 2 weeks to complete it), and the class dates are: September 21 – January 31, 2023 for the Intro to Programming class and October 12 – February 28/May 9, 2023 for advanced classes.
Social Media Links
Graphics to share
Sample Posts and Tweets
Sample #1: Looking for a life-changing career in #tech? Applications for Code the Dream’s FREE coding classes are open now! https://codethedream.org/classes/
Sample #2: Are you a part of the #bipoc community and looking for opportunities in #tech? Apply for free coding classes at Code the Dream! https://codethedream.org/classes/
Sample #3: Code the Dream gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. Apply now to start your own career in #tech with free coding classes. https://codethedream.org/classes/
Sample #4: Free, fully remote coding classes in a supportive learning environment. Apply today at codethedream.org/classes.
Sample #5: Interested in a career in #tech but haven’t found the right place to start your journey? Head to codethedream.org/classes and learn more about their free, fully-remote coding program.
CTD Spring Open House Schedule
July 18: Open House Begins
- New applications open and CTD Open House begins!
July 25-29: Flood Social Media
- We want to flood social media with this awesome opportunity.
- To-Do: Repost/Retweet/Re-share the Code the Dream announcement for all your friends to see!
- To-Do: Use the hashtag #CTDOpenHouse
July 22 : Virtual Info session via Zoom & LinkedIn Live
- Virtual Info Session on ZOOM / LinkedIn Live from 2pm – 3pm ET / 11am-12pm PT. CTD staff and apprentices will host a live Q&A talking about the upcoming classes and answering questions people have about the program.
- To-Do: Register through ZOOM using this link or visit Code the Dream’s LinkedIn page at 2pm ET / 11am PT to join in the conversation! This is an opportunity for students to post questions and ask current and former students anything about our classes. Use the hashtag #CTDOpenHouse
Sample Email to Send to your Constituents
Hi there NAME,
This week, a tech nonprofit called Code the Dream (CTD) is opening applications for their free classes in computer programming to immigrants, refugees, women, people of color and others who experience career barriers, and you would be a great candidate! Students take 6-10 months of part-time classes, and then can apply for a paid apprenticeship in CTD Labs building real apps for real clients focused on social justice.
You can learn more about the classes and ask questions during a Live Q&A session on LinkedIn on July 22, 2022 (more details here).
CTD offers introductory classes, as well as advanced classes in back-end and front-end web development. To get into the classes, you must be serious about wanting to be a software developer and you must even submit some code (but don’t worry, for the Intro class, a tutorial is provided). The application is competitive, but this is a great opportunity that I encourage you to take!
Applications are due on August 14. Check it out and apply today! Be sure to list YOUR ORGANIZATION NAME for the question where you heard about the class; it could help you.
Thanks and good luck!