CYWOC

Educate. Learn JavaScript, Unity, C# and more!

Empower.

We're creating
a highly skilled
competitive
talent pipeline

Engage.
Groundbreaking events
Featuring emerging
AR / VR tech

Exhibition A.

MARCH 27TH 2021 8PM BENEFIT CONCERT LIVESTREAM JOIN THE MOVEMENT TO LEARN MORE

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We are CYWOC

EDUCATE.

Starting in the summer of 2021, CYWOC will provide education through online classes hosted by caring and talented instructors who believe in our mission. We will teach JavaScript, C#, and Unity courses, languages and technologies that ensure our graduates gain modern and relevant skills widely sought out by employers. In time, supported skill levels will range from complete beginner to highly trained. Now accepting applications!

EMPOWER.

CYWOC aims to bring systemic change by creating a highly-skilled, competitive talent pipeline. We will promote portfolio and career development including paid internships and job opportunities with local development firms starting with Portland, ME. In addition to learning the fundamentals, students’ work will be showcased in community events, and our partners are offering staff augmentation opportunities.

ENGAGE.

CYWOC will engage the community through Virtual Reality (VR) exhibits. The exhibits will showcase our students’ technical talents, and art or music from underrepresented artists. Future exhibits include Juneteenth at State Theatre, our VR series at Thompson’s Point, and BeyDay at State Theatre. These ground-breaking events will be the first time many members of our community have experienced VR and will serve as our main tool to inspire and recruit new students to join CYWOC, and gain friends and allies to support CYWOC’s mission.

EXHIBITION A.

Join us on March 27th at the State Theatre, Portland, Maine Facebook Live page for ‘Exhibition A’: A streamed concert, pre-recorded, live from the empty Halo at the Point. Exhibition A will showcase the talent of local Women of Color and raise money for Coded by Young Women of Color. CYWOC is a non-profit that educates, empowers, and engages young Women of Color in Computer Science and emerging tech like AR/VR. Featuring intimate performances from New Fame, Veeva Banga, Maya Williams, and Janaesound

In addition to the free livestream, Exhibition A has a ticketed option— a VR concert experience to be enjoyed safely at home. Your ticket includes an Oculus Quest 2 rental and sponsors 3 Women of Color to experience the VR Concert too! 100% of the proceeds will support CYWOC’s Pilot Program.

Donation match generously sponsored by:

Martin’s Point Healthcare $10,000

Hannaford $5,000

Bangor Savings $1,000

Sponsored by Yarn Corporation, Storyboard Inc., Solotoff Law, Halo at The Point, State Theatre, Thompson’s Point