The Knowledge House along with the I Stand With Immigrants Initiative is pleased to announce our partnership with multi-platinum recording artist and Bronx native, French Montana to launch the Karim Kharbouch Coding Fellowship Program for immigrant youth.
The Karim Kharbouch Fellowship Program supports immigrant youth residing in the Bronx- where French Montana & The Knowledge House have each developed their reputations as changemakers in music and technology education, respectively.
The Knowledge House will partner with local high schools to deliver an 80 hour Exploring Technology curriculum, which has already provided technology and coding skills exposure for 800+ Bronx youth, so that they are better prepared for college, the Future of Work, and careers in STEM.
Program participants will also have access to The Knowledge House staff who will coordinate immigrant resources for youth and families, as facilitated by Informed Immigrant and its network of service providers. This holistic partnership is truly groundbreaking in providing support and empowerment to our next generation of leaders who will uplift their communities.
"The Knowledge House helped me find my passion for computer science. They equipped me with HTML and CSS skills necessary to to acquire a position at JP Morgan Chase as a junior coder. The Knowledge House is the best educational institution in the Bronx!"
Samiul Islam, Student at Bronx International HS
Junior Coder at
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
"TechFIN sources used computers from corporations, repurposes these machines, and distributes them to low income households. By removing the barrier to entry to higher digital literacy, the cost of hardware, TechFIN hopes to help narrow the digital divide and bring computers into more people's homes. TechFIN is happy to sponsor the Karim Kharbouch Coding Fellowship program by matching its first 50 participants with free desktop computers,"
Co-founder at TechFIN
This fall support free tech education for Bronx immigrant youth. $1,000 covers the program cost for a youth and $25,000 covers the cost of a class room of 25 youth.
Donations raised for the Karim Kharbouch Fellowship will go towards ensuring that students are equipped with the supportive services needed to complete their tech training.