“We are honored to receive this grant from Boeing,” said Rod Levy, Executive Director of Code Platoon. “With this funding, we will be able to grow our program and offer more Chicago based veterans the opportunity to become software developers.”
November 10, 2017
Code Platoon, a Chicago-based nonprofit that transforms veterans into professional software developers through an immersive, educational bootcamp, mentorship, and internship program, announced today that it has received a grant for $100,000 USD from The Boeing Company. Because of this generous investment, Code Platoon will expand its program staff and increase their recruitment and education initiatives.
“We are honored to receive this grant from Boeing,” said Rod Levy, Executive Director of Code Platoon. “This grant is recognition of the learning and hard work of our students and their success in the market after leaving our program. This generous donation will allow us to move forward in our mission to help veterans develop the skills necessary to compete and excel in the fast-growing tech industry. With this funding, we will be able to grow our program and offer more Chicago based veterans the opportunity to become software developers.”
The Boeing Company has committed more than $50 million in grants to more than 500 nonprofit organizations across the globe in 2018. Specifically, The Boeing Company is concentrating efforts around their pillar of investment, Our Heroes: Veterans and Their Families, providing nearly $8 million in veteran grant investments, representing a year-over-year increase of 50 percent from 2016 to 2017. The investment in Code Platoon builds on Boeing’s commitment to support military veterans and their families transitioning into the civilian workforce. Boeing’s annual…