http://www.allstarcode.org/

All Star Code

About All Star Code

All Star Code empowers young men with the skills, networks, and mindsets they need to create new futures through technology. We work towards building a world where every young man has the confidence to dare greatly, the safety to celebrate failure, and the freedom to tell his story.

I am Christina Lewis Halpern, founder of All Star Code. The month before my father died, he named me to the board of his foundation. I was only 12 years old. Since then, I’ve dedicated myself to supporting causes that helped the black community and other historically-oppressed peoples. As a professional business journalist, I had a front row seat to observing the growth in income inequality. I saw how those with assets reaped seemingly ever-increasing rewards. And I realized that if my father were a young man today, he would no doubt be working in technology, the growth industry for building wealth in the 21st century. With that notion in mind, I began investigating ways to help minority talent gain access to the tech world. While I discovered a number of programs that addressed the lack of women in the industry, I did not find a sufficient number of resources for young men of color. So after conversations with over 150 professionals in the education, non-profit, philanthropic and technology spaces, All Star Code was born. In honor of my father’s legacy — and everyone else who has fought for equal rights — I created this program to help the next generation of youth catch the next wave of opportunity. I envision All Star Code to be a program that can give young, intelligent, driven men of color access to this exciting and dynamic field.

Reviews

Lead Instructor

June 2019 - August 2019 Jersey City, NJ
“Loved the students and the sponsorship from large corporations (such as JP Morgan Chase, where I was housed).”

Teaching Assistant

June 2018 - August 2018 New York City, NY
“I really enjoyed connecting with students and guiding them through new coding concepts. Also, working with the other instructors gave me experience working through unexpected problems and teamwork issues.”
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