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At it’s core, Uncommon is about community. There are so many ways that you can get involved with our work and join our incredible community of donors, volunteers, ambassadors and partners!

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- Rachel Quick, Director of Special Interest Programme, Oak Foundation
Since 2021, Oak has been delighted to support Uncommon as they teach the next generation of Zimbabweans to code and achieve their professional dreams. We can’t wait to see what Uncommon does next!

- Rachel Quick, Director of Special Interest Programme, Oak Foundation

As a small nonprofit, we are rely on donors big and small to support our mission. A gift, of any size can be the difference in a life of poverty, or not. The unemployed young adults that secure employment after our Bootcamps are earning 4x their surveyed peer group. As for the young kids, who knows - the next Steve Jobs might just happen to be from Zimbabwe!

Your generosity makes a huge difference.

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mentor a student

- Vanessa Kambasha, Uncommon Graduateshapes uncommon
Being matched with my mentor has had a profound impact on my career. I don’t know where I’d be today without the support and guidance they’ve provided me.

- Vanessa Kambasha, Uncommon Graduate

We match all of our students with one on one, virtual mentorship during their Bootcamp experience. While our mentors commit to a minimum of 1hr per month for six months, we encourage the Mentors & Mentees to find a cadence that works best for them.

Mentorship isn’t just about technical support, it’s also about creating a safe space to practice English, talk about career paths and discuss how to navigate getting started in such a fast paced world. Above all, Mentorship is about caring. If you would like to join our Mentorship program, please signup today!

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host an intern

- Nkosinamandla Moyo, Uncommon Graduate
My internship may have been the most important part of my Uncommon experience. After getting real, hands-on experience, I felt totally ready to launch my career!

- Nkosinamandla Moyo, Uncommon Graduate

The internship is a critical part of any young persons career journey. We are grateful to our employment partners from all over the world who provide practical, hands-on work experience in remote and/or in-person environments to our students.

If you or your company would like to learn more about participating in our internship program, do not hesitate to reach out. The internship is often the difference maker when it comes to helping a student land their first job!

Learn more about the Internship Program

speak to our students

- Justice Mukaro, Founder at Strateji
It was truly humbling to share my story as a startup founder. The students asked thought-provoking questions and had insightful answers to mine. I am grateful to Uncommon for the work it’s doing.

- Justice Mukaro, Founder at Strateji

Our students absolutely LOVE hearing from Guest Speakers, and we arrange countless conversations in person at our Hubs, as well as virtually throughout the year that often leave everyone feeling inspired and motivated to take on the big challenges in the world.

If you would like to speak to our students, we’d love to hear from you!

Become a guest speaker today.

volunteer

Supporting nonprofits isn’t just about donating money. Giving your time and sharing your expertise is one of the most impactful ways you can get involved with our work today!

There are countless ways that we work with volunteers to further our mission and every relationship looks a little different. Whether you’d like to join a committee, help plan a fundraising event, or use your skills and time to impact a student’s life directly, we’d be honored to have you in our volunteer community.

Sign up to volunteer today.

donate hardware

In addition to building entirely off-grid Innovation Hubs from old containers, we look to reduce our carbon footprint by using second hand computers. Don’t know what to do with older tech - send it to us!

One of our fundamental beliefs is that we all have a role to play in protecting our planet. In a small way, we do this by using exclusively second-hand laptops, helping to reduce the amount of technology waste that ends up in landfills.

If you or your company has gently used hardware that is still in working condition, please email donate@uncommon.org to learn how you can send your equipment to our students in Zimbabwe.

build / sponsor an innovation hub

Want to leave a lasting legacy that will impact thousands of lives? Building an Innovation Hub means bringing a free technology education to communities and people that lack access. Give the gift of education.

We strive to build intimate relationships with the individuals, families and organizations that build and sponsor our Innovation Hubs. If you would like to learn more about how you can take your giving to the next level, please email donate@uncommon.org and our leadership team will get back to you right away.

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want to get involved another way?

If you’ve got more ideas for you how you can help us further our mission, feel free to drop us a line. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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