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empowering the young adults of the tenderloin community.


 

 

We're Creating
Radical Opportunities

Code Tenderloin provides dignity and opportunity through an intense job readiness and workforce development program. 

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empowering the young adults of the tenderloin community.


 

 

We're Creating
Radical Opportunities

Code Tenderloin provides dignity and opportunity through an intense job readiness and workforce development program. 

Donate Now

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Mission


 


 

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Mission


 


 

WE remove barriers that keep people from
Securing long-term employment.

such as: finances, legal, 
soft skills, technical skills, childcare, transportation, education.

 

 

Transportation

We cover transportation costs including public transportation and ride shares to get to jobs and interviews. 


CRIMINAL RECORD

Enrollment in Public Defender's Clean Slate Program that reduces and expunges criminal records. 


JOB READINESS

We prepare participants to succeed in the workplace with a unique curriculum that covers technical skills, soft skills, interview prep, resume creation, 1-on-1 mentorship and off-sites led by some of the best tech companies in the Bay Area.  


PARTNERSHIPS

We connect local businesses and major tech companies and non-profits with the right candidates for long-term job placement. 


LIFE OBSTACLES

Previous history with difficult issues including substance abuse, mental health, education level, personal finances or criminal record does not disqualify you from securing work. 


Collective Impact

We collaborate across different sectors to  achieve system-level change.  

 

Through partnership with other organizations, we create combined social, financial, legal, and emotional support. With this holistic approach, we uplift our clients and in turn their families and communities. 

Partnering with other organizations to ensure our clients are housed, clothed and fed is essential to put them in the best position to work with us to secure long-term employment. 

 

Our Courses


1. Job Readiness + Interview Course
2. Code Ramp

 

We currently offer two programs that incorporate both soft and hard skills training. Our goal is for our students to gain and retain permanent jobs with strong growth prospects. All classes are 100% free -- run by volunteers. 

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Curriculum


 

 

 

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Curriculum


 

 

 

Code tenderloin Interview course  

(we meet for 3 hours, 2 times a week, for 4 weeks) 

We prepare and nurture each participant to enter the workforce for long term establishment. Classes are led by qualified instructors from the San Francisco tech community.

Topics include:

  • basic job development
  • workplace conduct, attitude and etiquette
  • appearance
  • co-worker interactions
  • mock interviews/shadowing
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Code Ramp


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Code Ramp


code ramp

(WE MEET FOR 3 HOURS, 4 nights A WEEK, FOR 5 WEEKS) 

A 5-week/60-hour course in partnership with coding school Hack Reactor, our students learn front-end web development (HTML, CSS, Javascript) from expert software developers from local tech companies hosted at WeWork. 

Students interested in further education/training are prepared  to go on to a City-funded program called TechSF for fast-track certifications. 

Below is a tech career pathway we created for our students: 

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Community


 

 

 

 

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community + Partnerships

Code Tenderloin is helping to economically integrate the Tenderloin neighborhood and is proud to align with other businesses and agencies who are investing in its future.

Currently we are supported with Wework, Equator Coffee, The Hall, Pianofight, Zendesk, Spotify, Twitter, Dolby, AirBnB to fill entry level positions.

We partner with other social agencies/non-profits: Glide, St. Anthony's Foundation, Community Housing Partnership, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, Hospitality House and Compass Family Services.

We also work with San Francisco Public Defender's Clean Slate Program. 

Through this community effort we are able to supply the following to each participant:

  • transportation
  • clothing
  • interview prep
  • referrals for housing and child care
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Team


 

 

 

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our team

Deleano seymour

Founder

Del Seymour has been a member of The Tenderloin community for the past thirty years. He is a leader in the neighborhood, working closely with Glide Memorial Church, St. Antony’s, Swords to Plowshares and is a member of San Francisco's Local Homeless Coordinating Board and the Board of Directors at The Gubbio Project. Mr. Seymour founded Tenderloin Walking Tours three years ago in order to “present the Tenderloin in a favorable setting."

 
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Neil Shah

development and Partnerships

After starting out in the nonprofit sector, Neil built a digital-music startup, worked in corporate finance and bizdev at both private and public tech companies, commercial real estate development, and impact investing. He likes implementing market-based solutions to poverty and infusing technology into social innovation. He serves on the Board of Directors of Lava Mae and mobile app Concrn. His favorite places in the world are Bogota, Brooklyn, Bombay, and of course, the Bay.

 

Diana Rodriguez

Strategy and Design 

Diana is Product Designer based in San Francisco. She's passionate about leveraging technology to alleviate poverty, homelessness and improve human conditions. She's  dedicated to creating opportunities through the power of community. 

 
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April Trinh

OPERATIONS

April is a community outreach advocate based in San Francisco, California. Founder of Tenderloin Social Club which hosts community-building events focused on inspired social gatherings. She's an active volunteer at Project Open Hand and The Gubbio Project and is committed to positive social change in San Francisco through sustainable and creative strategies. 


**All workers, mentors, teachers associated with Code Tenderloin serve as unpaid volunteers.**
All funds go to the participants and program expenses.

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