BENEFITING: Realize Impact
This fundraiser is to help Esperas (www.esperas.org) train recently homeless men and women to write code, pursue great careers, and use their technical talent to give back to others in crisis.
Esperas provides 12 month technology training internships to men and women that have been homeless and have completed long-term recovery programs. Interns learn full stack web development and get preparred for living-wage jobs in the tech industry.
During their internships, interns give back to others in need through their work on an app platform that helps people in need find services in their communities around the wold.
Esperas' mobile app will be released on iPhone and Android by Spring of 2017. When it is released, it will be first globally-scaled mobile directory of places that help. People experiencing homeless, victims of domestic violence, and families that need groceries will be able to use the app to find places and events that target their areas of need or contact a human concierge that can provide individualized help.
By giving to Esperas, you will help thousands of people in crisis find safety and security in their cities and help men and women that experienced homelessness pursue living-wage careers in the tech industry.
Esperas ran its first successful internship cohort in 2016 and is raising funds to more and more people in the years to come. Please help make it happen!