Transforming the lives of inner city kids through computer education

Become A Mentor

Mentors

Mentors

Our mentors deliver the computer science curriculum and check in with their kids on a regular basis.

Communication

Hardware

We combine Google Hangouts and open access to computer workstations in our schools labs.

Technology

Technology

We use Blockly! A web-based, graphical programming editor that uses blocks to build an application. No typing required.

The Mission

To transform the lives of inner city students through computer education. Hell0World teaches, develops, and sustains interest of middle and high school students through classroom instructions, peer learning, and inspiring mentors.

The Need for Computer Science Education

By 2020, there will be 1.4 million software jobs in the US, and over 80% of these jobs will be left unfilled. Hispanics and Blacks currently comprise of only 5.2% and 4% of these software jobs, respectively, according to the 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In a society where technology plays increasingly important roles, if these trends continue, our Hispanic and Black youths are facing a future where their role in society is edged out.

An education in computer science not only gets students off the streets, it'll open doors to an exciting career and limitless opportunities.

Team

Linh Phan

Linh Pham

Talent Partner

Camille-Claire Ford

Camille-Claire Ford

Technical Recruiter, Google

Chris Clark

Chris Clark

Software Engineer, Google

Michael Bird

Michael Bird

Software Engineer, Google

Tom Murray

Michael Bird

Software Engineer, Google

John Flynn

Michael Bird

Software Engineer, Google

Kree Mclaughlin

Michael Bird

Software Engineer, Google

Jorge Zamora

Jorge Zamora

Software Engineer, Yahoo

Abraham Orozco

Abraham Orozco

Heart of LA (HOLA)

Leslie Dickson

Leslie Dickson

Teaching Advisor

Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)
The Art Buiding Mentees

In neighborhoods often overrun by poverty, crime and a feeling of hopelessness, Heart of Los Angeles invests in youth to build stronger communities. Heart of Los Angeles gives some of the city's most vulnerable youth a chance to succeed in life.

From what started 25 years ago with just a handful of kids in a dilapidated gym, Heart of Los Angeles now serves over 2,400 youth ages 6-24, in a safe and supportive environment. HOLA provides underserved youth with exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education and strengthen their communities.

Heart of Los Angeles operates on a 32,000 square foot campus in the Rampart District, one of the nation's most densely populated and diverse neighborhoods. HOLA's students are approximately 85% Latino, 7% Asian American, 6% African American and 2% other ethnicities.

Of the families that HOLA serves, 90% are living in poverty while all struggle each day to simply survive. HOLA operates Monday through Saturday year round and all programs are free, an essential feature for the area's impoverished families.

HOLA's facilities include multiple classrooms, a state-of-the-art field turf soccer field, a full gymnasium and indoor athletic facility, multiple education and fine arts libraries, an art studio and gallery, music and orchestra rooms, three computer labs and a science, technology and digital media center.

What kids are saying

Emily Vanegas

"My favorite topic was learning the different parts of finding the puzzle for code.org"

Aileen Mestas

"Although binary was my favorite it was hard so binary is the most challenging."

Want to become a Mentor?

We have three very simple requirements to becoming a mentor:
  1. You love to code.
  2. You own a computer with internet access.
  3. You want to make a difference.

The success of Hell0world.org is dependent on the collaboration between our mentors and students. While Hell0world.org is here to provide organizational support, the shared voices between the students, mentors, and communities will shape the future of the program.

We are looking for dedicated mentors to interact with their students on a regular basis, and to motivate these students to stay on course in their lessons and in life.




Thank you for your interest in being a Mentor!

We're really excited about the possible Mentor submissions that we get.
People like you are what is going to make this project a success.

We'll get in contact with you as soon as we get a chance.

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