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Code to Careers Program

Studies show there may be up to a million unfilled high-paying technical jobs in the United States by the year 2020. The new "Code to Careers" is a community based team of Riverside's educational, private, and public partners who have come together to create computer programming ("coding")  programs for kids in Riverside. Our aim is to empower Riverside's kids with the coding skills required to apply for such high-paying jobs.

Are you a kid who wants to learn how to code?

See our board-game-style roadmap below that shows you various paths you can take to learn programming skills.  Meanwhile, try Code.org for free online computer coding lessons using fun game-like tools.

Additional Coding Resources

Visit the following sites to learn how you can learn computer coding:

  • Code.org (free online computer coding lessons)
  • Girls Who Code (computer coding training for girls)
  • Google CS Club locations (local computer coding clubs including free training kits)
  • Microsoft DreamSpark (professional-level developer and designer tools at no cost for students)
  • Microsoft ProjectSpark (free tool to build and play your own worlds, stories and games)
  • Minecraft for Education (a school-hosted, reduced-cost remix of the popular Minecraft game)
  • General Assembly  (coding classes for a fee, with fellowships for qualified selected adult applicants)
  • Riverside Public Library Computer Programming Workshops for Kids 
  • RobotsForFun.com We are a non-profit student club of La Sierra University. Our purpose is to have fun learning robotics, logical thinking, analytical thinking, computer coding, and electronics through hands-on robot-building activities.

Attention Teachers, Schools, and Community Centers!

Need volunteers to start your own coding club in Riverside? Contact SmartRiverside for a list of volunteer coordinators in Riverside.  

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