Formerly homeless Del Seymour created a nonprofit organization to combat homelessness in San Francisco by helping needy individuals gain the skills to obtain employment in technology firms.
Classes are free, and in some cases computers are supplied.
So far only a small number of Code Tenderloin students have found full-time technology jobs, while others have secured internships.
The Coalition on Homelessness' Jennifer Friedenbach said, "Even if you don't land a coding job, you might land a different job. The movement toward that is really important for folks lifting themselves out of poverty."
From Voice of America News
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