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WE’RE ON A MISSION TO BUILD 100 INNOVATION HUBS ACROSS AFRICA BY 2025.

Every solar powered space we build is in the low-income communities we serve, and means 20 young adults will join our 12 month bootcamp and 1,000+ school kids will get to learn how to code! Want to make a huge impact?

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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.

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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!

DZIKWA TRUST
INNOVATION HUB

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MUFAKOSE
INNOVATION HUB

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NICKI KESZLER
INNOVATION HUB

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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:

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Your Donation

Your donation helps us bring technology skills and employment opportunities to thousands across Africa.

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12 Month Bootcamp

Our Bootcamp is free for young adults in the low- income communities we serve.

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After School Coding

After learning in the mornings, our students teach free, daily after school coding lessons at the public schools.

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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.

Youths

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.

Young Adults

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.

Clients

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.

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What our supporters say

Deondre Coston

Monthly 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 Carter

Past 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 Ross

Donor, 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.

Make a Donation

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!

Become a Partner

Hire Us!

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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Follow Us On Our Journey

We asked Shallom what she would want to tell young Zimbabwean's about joining Uncommon and here's what she had to say:⁠
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"It's about becoming a part of something much greater and important than oneself. It is indubitable that technology is a driving force for advancement in the 21st Century and I am sending an invitation to young people to join this Juggernaut."⁠
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We love the word choice Shallom! Thanks for being a great part of this team!

We asked Shallom what she would want to tell young Zimbabwean's about joining Uncommon and here's what she had to say:⁠

"It's about becoming a part of something much greater and important than oneself. It is indubitable that technology is a driving force for advancement in the 21st Century and I am sending an invitation to young people to join this Juggernaut."⁠

We love the word choice Shallom! Thanks for being a great part of this team!
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This week for our Monthly Donor shoutout, we're so excited to highlight the amazing @rebzmano!⁠
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Mai Mano has dedicated much of her career to helping Zimbabwean students study at University in America via @edmatters_africa and USAP. ⁠
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Thank you for all that you do to help young adults reach their potential!!⁠
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This week for our Monthly Donor shoutout, we're so excited to highlight the amazing @rebzmano!⁠

Mai Mano has dedicated much of her career to helping Zimbabwean students study at University in America via @edmatters_africa and USAP. ⁠

Thank you for all that you do to help young adults reach their potential!!⁠
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𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗱𝗲?⁠
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I love watching the lightbulb go off in someone's mind. That moment is like magic. What makes it most special for me is that I know exactly what it feels like. I was once in their shoes.

𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗱𝗲?⁠

I love watching the lightbulb go off in someone's mind. That moment is like magic. What makes it most special for me is that I know exactly what it feels like. I was once in their shoes.
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"I never thought career guidance would be this exciting... Thank you @rasa.lazarevic for making learning UI/UX so fun!"⁠
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Mentorship changes everything! If you'd like to Mentor a Design, Marketing or Development student, please get in touch!

"I never thought career guidance would be this exciting... Thank you @rasa.lazarevic for making learning UI/UX so fun!"⁠

Mentorship changes everything! If you'd like to Mentor a Design, Marketing or Development student, please get in touch!
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Digital Marketing is a massive field but no matter how you look at it - whether it’s Ads, Analytics, Creative or Email Marketing, storytelling is what matters most. 

We focus primarily on Instagram, LinkedIn and Email, but our students are curious, what are your thoughts on Facebook Marketing? Should we get into it?

Digital Marketing is a massive field but no matter how you look at it - whether it’s Ads, Analytics, Creative or Email Marketing, storytelling is what matters most.

We focus primarily on Instagram, LinkedIn and Email, but our students are curious, what are your thoughts on Facebook Marketing? Should we get into it?
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We love this photo for so many reasons. If you can look beyond the soul piercing stare, and just off to the side of the very casual "I see you" glance, you'll notice a curious administrator happily soaking it all in.

The support from the school heads, TICs, teachers and staff means everything to our team. We love it when they sit down and join in the fun that is learning how to code. 

Thank you to all of the school staff and administrators whose support is valuable beyond measure.

We love this photo for so many reasons. If you can look beyond the soul piercing stare, and just off to the side of the very casual "I see you" glance, you'll notice a curious administrator happily soaking it all in.

The support from the school heads, TICs, teachers and staff means everything to our team. We love it when they sit down and join in the fun that is learning how to code.

Thank you to all of the school staff and administrators whose support is valuable beyond measure.
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Every Friday we’re going to highlight some amazing people for their generosity. 

Big shout out to @austine92 and @petebro for donating to Uncommon.org and helping us train unemployed young adults for the tech workforce AND teach thousands of kids how to code. 

You guys are awesome! Thank you from everyone at @the_uncommonorg 👏👏👏

Every Friday we’re going to highlight some amazing people for their generosity.

Big shout out to @austine92 and @petebro for donating to Uncommon.org and helping us train unemployed young adults for the tech workforce AND teach thousands of kids how to code.

You guys are awesome! Thank you from everyone at @the_uncommonorg 👏👏👏
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Shout out to Vernon for designing a website for Standard Freight Solutions, a shipping company in the United States 🚛🚛

Check it out at www.shipsf.com

Designed and built by students at Uncommon.org with 100% of the profits used to teach coding to more kids!!

👏👏👏

Shout out to Vernon for designing a website for Standard Freight Solutions, a shipping company in the United States 🚛🚛

Check it out at www.shipsf.com

Designed and built by students at Uncommon.org with 100% of the profits used to teach coding to more kids!!

👏👏👏
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UI/UX Design is an acronym for User Interface / User Experience Design. 

Though you’ll often see the terms paired, they really are separate domains. 

To keep it simple, UI is what you see - fonts and colors. UX is what you feel when you interact with a product. How intuitively could you find what you were looking for?

At Uncommon.org, our goal is to design beautiful websites that provide an effortless, inspiring and enjoyable user experience.

UI/UX Design is an acronym for User Interface / User Experience Design.

Though you’ll often see the terms paired, they really are separate domains.

To keep it simple, UI is what you see - fonts and colors. UX is what you feel when you interact with a product. How intuitively could you find what you were looking for?

At Uncommon.org, our goal is to design beautiful websites that provide an effortless, inspiring and enjoyable user experience.
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“I chose to pursue Digital Marketing at Uncommon.org because I wanted to help my mom. 

She’s a sales lady in our community and when I began learning about Digital Marketing I thought to myself, what if I could help her reach more customers online?

I’m excited to learn about all of the ways I can use the internet to help her grow her business.”

@nessakambasha 👏👏👏

“I chose to pursue Digital Marketing at Uncommon.org because I wanted to help my mom.

She’s a sales lady in our community and when I began learning about Digital Marketing I thought to myself, what if I could help her reach more customers online?

I’m excited to learn about all of the ways I can use the internet to help her grow her business.”

@nessakambasha 👏👏👏
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