Building a moreInclusive, Empowering, Equitable
57% of all college degrees are awarded to women...
...but only 2% are in computer science and tech disciplines.
“We can’t compete in the digital age if we leave half of the available talent pool sitting on the sidelines. It’s that simple.”
We deliver innovative programs that break down barriers so women can break through in tech education and tech careers.
“...everyone belongs in tech no matter who you are... as long as you’re willing to keep on learning from your mistakes and asking for help.”
Programming, preparation, and poker at PEAK6
Following a successful all-virtual Sprinternship™ in 2021, the financial services firm PEAK6 brought its 2022 Break Through Tech Chicago Sprinterns™ in house. The result? A rewarding tech immersion that combined programming experience and career preparation with one unusual ingredient.
A Foot in the Door: Employers Share their Sprinternship™ Experiences
As the weather warms up, many of our students are looking towards a major milestone in their career: their first summer internship. It’s a turning point for a college student, as that experience can give them the confidence they’re on the right career path and get them in an employer’s pipeline for future opportunities, or even full time employment. But for a lot of our students, summer internships seem impossible to land — that is, until they have a Sprinternship™ on their resume.
CS 111 students ‘put it all together’ with micro-motion projects
It's the ultimate group project: designing a massive machine, with each component designed by one student, that performs one continuous chain reaction. Find out how students in UIC's introductory programming course did it.
Explore a Location
Chicago has a diverse and growing talent pool and a robust tech ecosystem.
Partnered with The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)
New York City
New York City is home to more than a half million college students and America’s largest metro economy.
Partnered with City University of New York (CUNY), Cornell Tech
DC boasts a unique flavor of tech due to its proximity to federally funded research and development, venture capital funds, and policymakers.
Partnered with George Mason University, University of Maryland, College Park
Forbes calls Miami an "emerging [tech] hub for Latin American without actually being in Latin America."
Partnered with Florida International University (FIU)
Los Angeles has long been America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim and is the entertainment capital of the world.
Partnered with University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Boston is a leader in life sciences and advanced manufacturing and robotics.
Partnered with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)