The Center for Media Change, Oakland Local and United Roots are collaborating on an exciting summer program that teaches web tech skills to local youth, who them use those skills to get local small businesses visible online.  Funded by The City of Oakland’s Oakland Fund for Children and Youth, The Thomas J Long Foundation and others, including seed funding from Google, Hack the Hood kicks off this summer and is hiring.

If you know folks who might be interested, please send them here: HIRING NOW: Lead tech and web media trainer, Hack the Hood summer 2013 – Google Drive
We’re also recruiting youth:

HTH Application

Hack the Hood provides technical training in high in-demand multimedia and tech skills to youth who will then apply their learning through real-world consulting projects with locally-owned businesses and non-profits. During sprints that are 6-weeks long, low-income youth gain hands-on training and experience executing search engine optimization; building mobile friendly, responsive web sites using template software; and getting clients listed in local maps and directories. Youth also learn transferable leadership, entrepreneurship, and life skills under the direction of experienced trainers from Center for Media Change/Oakland Local, United Roots and HUB Oakland.
Please fill out this application in its entirety.

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You application is not complete until you email your resume to Subject Line: HTH RESUME


-Be an Oakland Resident
-Available to work the entire program session: July 8, 2013-August 23, 2013 Office Hours M-F 10am-4pm
-Must be over 18