HHF Hosts CSL Bootcamp in Florida

Isla Martinez

Marketing and PR Coordinator

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) hosted a Code as a Second Language (CSL) Bootcamp sponsored by Direct Auto Insurance at the Adult Learning Center Osceola in Florida.

CSL fellow, Marvin Corea, Senior Integration Consultant at Ellucian, led the Bootcamp. CSL fellows act as leaders within the community and guide young minds through their initial journey through technology.

“Take a chance on difficulties because they can be disguised opportunities,” said Marvin.

CSL is a national initiative that introduces youth to computer programming and makes technical training and careers accessible to students everywhere. The model fosters a network of Latino software engineers and Latino leaders. Within the CSL program, there are CSL Academies and Bootcamps that take place in different cities across the country.

“The course is important because it gives us the opportunity to learn about computer science. It’s great that we got this opportunity because these skills are important to have in our everyday jobs,” said a participant.

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!