Inspire the Next Generation of Technology Leaders from Underserved Communities.

Today’s world is rich with new opportunities, expanded resources, and tools for personal development. Many students from more affluent backgrounds are provided opportunities that give them practical hands-on experience. Unfortunately, students who need this exposure the most are not getting it. C/I exists to cultivate the potential of America’s underserved youth and narrow the technical skills gap in our economies and the opportunity gap in our communities.

Our Programs

  • Code / Interactive

    Students attend sessions at least twice a week to learn the fundamentals of computer programming including HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby, and Python.

  • Camp / Interactive

    Students participate in multi-day invitation-only retreats and workshops to escape the distractions of their urban environment and apply their CS skills through problem solving, business planning, rapid prototyping.

  • Career / Interactive

    Students are given the opportunity to apply for paid summer internships at the country’s top tech startups where they gain meaningful on-the-job training and prepare for their future career.

Notable Press

  • “I want communities to know the opportunity gap exists, and I want students to know the demand for jobs in technology exists and that it’s easy to acquire these skills.”

    - - New York Observer
  • “14 year old Henry Brito has officially caught the coding bug”… “and for this kids at Camp/Interactive, coding may well be the source for their future.”

    - - BBC
  • “Brown, a member of the University Science Scholars Program, is interning at Camp Interactive in New York City, where he is helping introduce inner-city, at-risk youth discover the creative power of technology.”

    - - University of Arkansas
RetailMeNot is excited to promote awareness for QA as a career opportunity by offering a number of QA internships this summer in order to give America's youth exposure to the competitive skills necessary to succeed in the high-tech industry.

Kevin Haggard, RetailMeNot