We Are Uncommon
Our mission is to empower young adults from low-income communities with the technology education and opportunities they need to escape poverty forever.
We do this by creating innovative learning environments, teaching in-demand tech skills and placing graduates in meaningful employment.
Take a look at the impact we’ve made.
Our Innovation Hubs are where so much of the magic happens. Once we find a community in need, we work with local stakeholders to identify an old building that can be refurbished, or find a location that can house one of our recycled shipping containers. UI/UX Design, Computer Coding, Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship training starts here!Learn More About Our Innovation Hubs
WE'RE ON A MISSION
Our vision is to create a world where everyone has the chance to improve their lives through tech. Here’s how we operate:
Your donation helps us bring technology skills and employment opportunities to thousands across Africa.
12 Month Bootcamp
Our Bootcamp is free for young adults in the low- income communities we serve.
After School Coding
After learning in the mornings, our students teach free, daily after school coding lessons at the public schools.
Life After Uncommon
Many of our graduates go on to internships, part-time and full-time positions. Some have started their own companies!
SEE WHO BENEFITS FROM OUR MISSION.
There are few greater feelings in the world than the one you get when watching the excitement appear across a child’s face as they write their first few lines of code. It’s pure magic, and it simply never gets old.
The young adults in our 12- Month bootcamp are the heart and soul of our organization. Everyday they come to class and soak up as much information as possible. It is a true joy to watch them give back and teach the next generation each afternoon.
To work with our amazing clients is a privilege we don’t take for granted. Not only does each project bring in crucial funds for our non-profit, but the work itself provides invaluable learning experiences for our students & developers.
What our supporters say
Deondre CostonMonthly Donor
I'm proud of my monthly donation to Uncommon.org. Their work and vision is inspiring and I love knowing that I'm playing a significant part in their success.
Sylvia CarterPast Client
I loved working with Uncommon! It was so cool to know that I'd get a great product AND get to make a real difference in the world. This was a very special experience!
Matt RossDonor, Mentor
What the Uncommon team has accomplished in such a short amount of time is a testament to their focus and dedication to their mission. I highly recommend getting involved as a donor or mentor!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Make a Donation!
Since we have private donors that take care of our operating costs, you can be sure that every dollar you donate goes directly to helping communities and building hubs throughout Africa.
Become a CSR Partner
We couldn't do what we do without the support of our Corporate Social Responsibility partners. Your generosity is what will allow us to scale. Sponsoring an Innovation Hub is a great way to get involved, but there are tons of other ways for us to create truly impactful experiences together. Click the link below to see how we can partner!
When you hire us for your development needs, 100% of the proceeds from the project are used grow our program and teach thousands of low-income community members the skills they need to enter the digital workforce.
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