Project Rebuild

In conjunction with Fresh Start Refugee Assistance Center, an Afghan-American led non-profit, and’s ReUp Refugee Tech Re-Skilling Program, Operation Code is pleased to announce that we are continuing our Project Rebuild Refugee Tech Training Program. Since March 2022, Operation Code launched the initial pilot cohort, with 8 Afghan refugee participants in attendance.

Fresh Start provides wraparound services such as: initial refugee resettlement efforts, ESL classes, driver’s education and licensing, affordable housing, mental health and cultural transition support as well as job search assistance.

Operation Code provides hands-on tech training and ongoing mentorship, apprenticeships and hiring by providing our refugee participants a scholarship to complete one certification during the six-month cohort. Pairing a refugee with a Veteran or military spouse mentor to meet on a regular cadence, our two communities can continue to “rebuild” our parallel experiences, provide a tech-focused workforce development program and help refugees obtain high paid and meaningful work.

Through ongoing partnerships and hiring partners, ReUP by Globally also helps to accelerate and simplify the job hiring process for newly arrived Afghans in the United States, providing candidates with a path to access opportunities commensurate with their prior work experience and education.

We need your help to continue this impactful and life-changing program! You can provide in-kind donations such as new laptops, software licenses, or volunteer as a tech mentor or hiring partner!

We also need financial donations that will go directly to support the participants focus on their certifications and tech training through a living stipend.

Help us reach our fundraising target of $36,000 USD to support 4 FALL cohort members who have been selected to participate in the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA).

Your generosity provides $9K in stipends per member to cover a total of 4.5 months of expenses while they are participating in the full-time program. The stipend will help to cover rent, utilities, food, and bills. Upon completion of the MSSA program, graduates earn on average nationwide, a salary of $70,000. This is more than 3 times the average annual income of a refugee household in the first 5 years of resettling in the USA.

WE CANNOT MEET OUR MISSION WITHOUT YOUR HELP! DONATE YOUR BEST AMOUNT TODAY. Contact us to volunteer or donate in-kind services/hardware/software at: staff@operationcode.orgOpens in new window