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The Karim Kharbouch Coding Fellowship

For High School Youth

Now accepting applicants from New York State, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Newark

The Karim Kharbouch Coding Fellowship (KKCF) was co-founded in 2019 with Bronx Hip Hop artist French Montana to provide code and design curriculum to immigrant high school youth in the Bronx.

Through a 12-month fellowship program, Fellows will complete 80 hours of summer curriculum to prepare them for college, the future of work, and STEM careers, while participating in monthly career workshops throughout the academic year. During the summer months, Fellows will participate in six weeks of summer instruction, then recieve monthly career coaching session and workshops.

Fellows will use industry-standard technologies to learn how to create a brand, understand selling, creating a proper wireframe, basic HTML & CSS coding, and more. The Fellowship will conclude with an internship the following summer.

The Knowledge House along with Informed Immigrant 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 youth interested in technology .

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Fellowship Overview

KARIM KHARBOUCH CODING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
for high school youth

High school aged youth will learn the basics of branding, graphic design, User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) and web development as well as gain a better understanding of many design theories and practices actually used in the workforce today. Graduates in NYC receive 6 pre-college credits into Hostos Community College's Media Design Associate’s program, coaching and guidance on pursuing college programs - especially CUNY, financial aid process, or other job training programs, and internship matching services.

YOU WILL LEARN

Design & UX / UI

  • Introduction to Branding
  • Color Theory and Typography
  • Logo Design
  • UX Process
  • Information Architecture
  • UX Research Methods
  • UX/UI Design Principles
  • Layouts and Grids for Websites
  • Design Systems
  • Usability Testing - What it is and how it’s done
  • Planning for a Usability Testing Study
  • Intro to Prototyping

Web Development

  • Introduction to Branding
  • Color Theory and Typography
  • Logo Design
  • UX Process
  • Information Architecture
  • UX Research Methods

OUR GRADUATES

Bryan Monge

2020 KKCF Alumni

Stanford University Majoring in Computer Science

Yunxi Wang

2021 KKCF Alumni

Rising Senior in Bronx High School of Science

Mahdi Ali-Raihan

2020 KKCF Alumni

Columbia's School of Engineering & Applied Science

Faith Owusu Ansah

2021 KKCF Alumni

Drew University

AS A CODING FELLOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE

Laptop or desktop computer access to complete coursework

Coaching and guidance on pursuing college programs - especially CUNY, financial aid process, or other job training programs

Participants in New York are eligible to receive 6 pre-college credits into Hostos Community College Media Design Associate’s program

Internship matching services

KKCF 2021 Career & College Workshop Series

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Contact Info

  • 363 Rider Avenue, 3rd Floor
    Bronx, NY 10451
  • info@theknowledgehouse.org
  • Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00