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STEM Coding Lab is a nonprofit located in Pittsburgh’s Northside that provides computer programming enrichment classes to children in underserved communities. STEM Coding Lab believes that all children, regardless of income levels, should have access and exposure to computers and programming, enabling them to compete and succeed in the digital world.
STEM Coding Lab is seeking to fill several part-time (20 hours/week) staff positions for the summer of 2019. These positions will be working directly with STEM Coding Lab staff and students in the Summer Dreamers Academy (a five-week summer program (6/24 – 7/23) run by the Pittsburgh Public School District). STEM Coding Lab will work with students going into 4th & 5th grades at King Elementary on Pittsburgh’s Northside.
STEM Coding Lab is looking for individuals who love children and who find joy in watching them learn and grow, and who are willing to learn about website development (the Code.org curriculum and WebLab makes it easy to learn). While the lab’s educational focus is to teach children computer coding, a lot of staff time is dedicated to spending quality time with students, encouraging their learning and caring for them. STEM Coding Lab wants students to learn and to know the joy that comes from a job well done.
In the Summer Dreamers Academy, STEM Coding Lab will be offering a website development class for students: “Develop Your Own Website.” Over the course of six weeks, students will learn how to design their own 2-3 page website. Students will work with Code.org’s “WebLab” to create a website featuring their own neighborhood or city. Students will research the history and background of their neighborhood, interview residents, take or find photos, and share their findings on their website.
Each student will end the program with a website that they can share with their family and friends and a proud sense of accomplishment.
The following clearances are required for all staff and volunteers that will have direct contact with students:
- FBI Federal Criminal History Clearance
- Act 34 State Criminal Clearance
- Act 151 PA Child Abuse Clearance
If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Kathleen Conlogue at firstname.lastname@example.org.