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BLUE1647 specializes in creating platforms that foster economic development in technology through workforce development focused on youth and adult technology programs.


BLUE1647 is a nonprofit that provides innovative individuals and students the resources to fuel their passions to make the world a better place. Their community values and ideals reinforce how creative professionals and entrepreneurs can collaborate to make a lasting impact. Furthermore, by educating and inspiring youth, BLUE1647 helps to strengthen the skills and resources needed to pursue careers in technology.

Their Programs:

This organization offers several different types of programs for individuals of all different backgrounds. Some specific programs include:

Code Chicago: a series of interactive mobile development and web programming workshops, where participants will together and celebrate the spirit of collaboration and learning.

E.L.I.T.E. (Entrepreneur, Leadership, Intelligence, Technology, and Empowerment): a pop-up series with experts who share their insider perspective on cutting-edge knowledge, tools, or methods.

The 1919 Women in Technology Initiative: An intuitive that pays homage to the 19th amendment and voting rights act for women and focuses on inspiring together Chicago women to pursue technology through education and collaborations.

Latina Girls Code: a program created to provide education, resources, and a community for young Latinas interested in exploring technology.

To find out more about these programs, head over to their website:

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