We’re a social change organization. Our mission is to educate, empower and sustain a talent pipeline of technologists, entrepreneurs and digital leaders who will help uplift their communities out of poverty. 

Through our digital skills programs graduates are equipped with the latest skills needed in today’s innovation sector.



Jerelyn Rodriguez

Co-Founder & CEO

Bronx-native, Jerelyn is a graduate from Columbia University and developed a career in city politics and education. In 2016 she was named on the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Education list and is currently on the leadership council for South Bronx Rising Together, a board member at Creo College Prep and the KIPP Foundation.

Joe Carrano

Co-Founder & CTO

Joe brings a wealth of experience from a successful career as an incubator manager, intrapreneur, product specialist and web developer. He led the launch of BXL Bronx Business Incubator where he coached over 50 startups and businesses and is Founder and Chief Technical Consultant of a Bronx based technology consultancy, 718 Digital Inc.


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