Bringing Tech Education to the South Bronx

What makes The Knowledge House unique is that its classes encourage students to solve community problems with tech. (Photo by Carmen Reincide via The Hunts Point Express)

The Knowledge House in Hunts Point is a nonprofit started by Jerelyn Rodriguez and Joe Carrano in 2014 to give locals access to tech education, reports Carmen Reinicke in The Hunts Point Express.

Many tech jobs don’t require an undergraduate degree in tech. Instead, employees need hard tech skills.

This is where The Knowledge House comes in said Carrano, 28, co-founder and CTO. Over 300 students have taken classes in everything from intro tech to advanced coding since 2014. What makes The Knowledge House unique is that its classes encourage students to solve community problems with tech.

Many create solutions that are not in the mainstream consciousness, like an app that translates homework into Spanish, or locates the nearest Bodega. These projects help students hone skills and build portfolios.

What is one of the biggest draws of The Knowledge House? How have former students fared when it comes to jobs? What other tech organizations are there in the Bronx? Find out at The Hunts Point Express.

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