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Our KKCF Applications are closed. If you're interested in applying for the next one. Fill out our interest form below!

2025 Interest Form

The Karim Kharbouch Coding Fellowship

For High School Youth

The Karim Kharbouch Coding Fellowship is a 12-month program that starts with paid, virtual summer training and is followed by monthly career & college access workshops and coaching. Graduates receive support with obtaining internships and gaining access to college STEM programs. The Fellowship is free, and participants are given a stipend during summer instruction.

Fellows will use industry-standard technologies to learn how to create a brand, understand selling, create a proper wireframe, learn basic HTML & CSS coding, and more. The Fellowship will support participants in securing summer internships and admissions to college STEM programs.

*The inability to commit to the program schedule may result in dismissal.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

KKCF Candidate Profile

Successful candidates will be able to:

  • Commit to the year-long program, structured in two phases: a 6-week summer session requiring 16 hours of weekly engagement and an academic phase with a monthly commitment of 2-3 hours.
  • Demonstrate basic computer literacy skills, such as using Google Classroom, email, downloading and uploading documents. Programming or design experience is not required.
  • Demonstrate effective time management, communication, commitment, and interpersonal skills, including giving and receiving constructive feedback.

The ideal candidate is:

  • A rising junior or senior pursuing their High School Diploma or High School Equivalency.
  • Interested in STEM exploration and/or careers in tech.
  • An avid learner.
  • Someone who approaches challenges with a positive attitude.


Paid virtual summer training.

Tech assistance to complete coursework. (Based on Need)

Support towards summer internships and college STEM programs.

The Application Process

Our applications are currently closed for the 2023-2024 fellowship year.
If you are interested in joining next year, please fill out an interest form below.

2024 Interest Form

Program Phases

Phase I: In-Class Instruction

(6 weeks, ~100 hours)

June 17 - July 25, 2024
Monday - Thursday 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM EST
Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM PST

July 8 - August 16, 2024
Monday - Thursday 10:00 am - 2:00 PM EST

Location: Virtual 
In-class instruction will consist of tech days dedicated to technical instruction and practice and career days dedicated to professional skill development. 

Phase II: Workshops & Check-ins

(~2-4 hours a month)

July 26, 2024 - June 30, 2025

August 17, 2024 - June 30, 2025

Location: Virtual 
Monthly check-ins and workshops will be held to assist with college and career readiness and build upon tech skills learned in the class.


Jazmyne Garrett

2021-22 KKCF Alumni

Freshman at Tufts University

Galiba Anjum

2021-22 KKCF Alumni

Freshman at Cornell University

Syed Hoque

2021-22 KKCF Alumni

Undergraduate at Stony Brook University

Allison Jerez

2021-22 KKCF Alumni

Freshman at UC San Diego

Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Karim Kharbouch Coding Fellowship:

  • Be a New York State, Newark, Atlanta, Washington DC, or Los Angeles resident.

  • Possess basic computer literacy skills (typing, internet research, email, etc.).

  • Speak and understand (written and spoken) English.

  • Be a current high school sophomore, junior, senior, or actively enrolled in an HSE or credit recovery program.

  • Complete the entire recruitment process and pass all assessments:

    • Pre- Screening.

    • Pre-Assessment (must pass).

    • Interview.

It’s free. No cost to you!

Yes, please bring one document from each category to the interview:

  • Proof of Residency:

    • State I.D.

    • U.S. Passport.

    • Two pieces of mail.

  • Proof of academic record:

    • Report Card.

    • HS/HSE Transcript.

No. The Fellowship aims to serve youth from diverse backgrounds with little or no technical experience.

The fellowship is a year-long program with six weeks of technical and career instruction in the summer, followed by monthly workshops and check-ins (10 workshops for the year).

As a fellow, you may receive the following:

  • A laptop and Wi-Fi on an as-needed basis, to use for the duration of the program.

  • Incentive stipends.

  • Assistance with securing summer internships and admission to college STEM programs.

As a Fellow you will receive the following:

  • Interview preparation.

  • College preparation and application support.

  • Resume and cover letter assistance.

  • Best practices for establishing a LinkedIn professional presence. 

  • Networking and communications skills training.

Fellows will need a laptop and Wi-Fi access to participate successfully in coursework at home.

For more information on becoming a fellow, or bringing our programs to you, contact us at info@theknowledgehouse.org.

If interested in more information on recruitment, contact us at recruitment@theknowledgehouse.org.


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