CSL Bootcamp at Latin American Youth Center

Isla Martinez

Marketing and PR Coordinator

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) hosted a Code as a Second Language (CSL) Bootcamp sponsored by Verizon Foundation at the Latin American Youth Center in Washington, DC.

CSL is a national initiative that introduces youth to computer programming and makes technical training and careers accessible to students everywhere. Within the CSL program, there are CSL Academies and Bootcamps that take place in different cities across the country.

Andres Rothe, Innovation and Technology Coordinator at HHF, led the Bootcamp to a group of 20 students. Students were energized, attentive and ready to learn more.

“Computer science can help build the skills necessary for success in school, workforce, and in life,” said Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.

In 2017 alone, CSL has launched Bootcamps and Academies in Oakland, San Jose, Portland, Austin, among others! CSL Bootcamps are an opportunity where students learn a condensed introduction to computer science through a block based learning curriculum. At these technical training Bootcamps, students gain insight on what is necessary to build games and other gaming applications.

HHF is committed to providing students with resources to technology, and our vision is possible by allowing students to stay connected with year-round access to the LOFT Innovation leadership and workforce development programs including STEM Symposia, Innovation Fellowships, Youth Awards, mentoring and other work-based learning opportunities.

Learn how you can get involved with our CSL program as a student, partner or sponsor here!