Relationships are the catalysts of our lives. Yet where we grow up, the schools we attend from kindergarten through 12th grade, and the extracurricular programs we participate in act as future determinants of success in tech – particularly for traditionally under-estimated communities and sectors.
Launched with support from redefinED Atlanta, ATL Corporate Tech For K-12 Tech is a 9 month initiative to connect awesome employees of Metro Atlanta’s tech companies to opportunities to impact local K-12 tech education in the method of their choosing. It could be directly teaching/mentoring students, advising a program, sponsoring a nonprofit, or engaging with local education leadership. The opportunities are wide-ranging.
We recognize K-12 is a critical juncture, and we are deconstructing historic and systemic barriers to success by putting people and relationships at the center of tech. Relationships matter. This is how tech should be done.
Our team + community will help you focus on the type of specific impact you’d like to make on Metro Atlanta K-12 tech education and set quarterly priorities with goals to achieve.
We’ll connect you to programs and people needed to hit your impact goals. These include those running tech workforce programs, education leaders, and more.
You’ll meet with the other changemakers in your cohort every 4th Wednesday of the month to discuss what progress you made that month, your plan for the next month, and give/get help on making the best impact. These hour-long evening sessions are led by a member of our team, and are virtual unless otherwise noted.
All Sessions are Virtual Unless Noted.
Peer Accountability: You’re matched with another member of cohort for monthly check-ins on each other’s impact progress
Origin Storytelling: Invitation to our monthly Prequel event where you’ll join the entrepreneurs in our program to stories of you came to be.
Industry Roundtables: Invitation to our monthly Verticals event where you’ll join the entrepreneurs in our program for discussions on a number of verticals
Experiences: Invites to program events co-working days/hours, dinners, etc.
We using the Wikipedia definition “a technology company (or tech company) is an electronics-based technology company, including, for example, business relating to digital electronics, software, and internet-related services, such as e-commerce services.”
We’re going with your company has more than 200 employees.
Zero. It’s completely free.
Because of our funder redefinED Atlanta.
Since this is a pilot, we are only accepting corporate tech employees from Metro Atlanta at this time
Totally understandable, and it’s expected in this day and age. It doesn’t affect your status in the cohort.
Great question. Its designed to not pull you away from your job and other personal responsibilities. Expect about 1.5 hours a month at minimum with us, and at least two hours per month executing your plan to impact local K-12 tech education.
Our application process includes an application as well as phone and video interviews.
Our programming is designed to be virtual, but we will produce high-value in-person programming as the opportunity arises.
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