Basic Web Development Course for Saint Nicholas Houses

Youth with relevant hard and soft skills to improve their eligibility for employment or postsecondary education such as:

  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • A good work ethic
  • Team working
  • Adaptability
  • Perseverance

MAP The Mayor Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety
Neighborhood STAT
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The following are expectations of the Basic Web Development/Coding Program for Saint Nicholas Houses

  • St. Nicholas Web Development Course offered by Silicon Harlem
  • Spring-Fall Semester, 2019

What is the Basic Web Development Course at Saint Nicholas?

In this 6-week course, which is offered Tuesday through Thursday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, the students will be exposed to HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. By the end of this course, the student will have developed a working set of web pages with various forms of functionality based upon CSS design standards and a working understanding of JavaScript programming.

In a nutshell, what will I learn if I take this course?

The students will learn the HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language and that it is the standard markup language for the creation of web pages. CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets and it represents the design conventions that are applied to the display of HTML elements on screen, paper and other media. The students will learn how to use Slack in class as the shared space for assignments, for group communication and as a place to store the students’ accumulated work products.

What do I need to know in order to take this class?

If you want to take this course, we recommend that you have basic computer literacy. That means, that you are comfortable with the computer. You know how to turn it on and off. You know how to use a mouse and a keyboard and have some keyboarding skills. You should know how to navigate the computer screen. You are familiar with basic productivity tools such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You are comfortable using a browser like Chrome or a search engine like Google to browse the Web and use websites.

If you successfully complete this course, you will be able to take certification exams in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. If you score well on the certification exams, you will be eligible to gain starting jobs in the tech sector as a front-end web developer.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire A Front-End Web Developer?

As a front-end web developer with the basic skills of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, you will be able to put the box command an hourly rate of anywhere from $15 to $50 per hour to code websites.

Also, when you complete this course, you will have a portfolio on GitHub and with that you will be able to show samples of your work to employers.

Partnerships:

In addition to bringing in the coding programs, referring and linking young adults to MAP partners services can help in the struggle of attracting and retaining teens through appropriate engagement. Contributing factors to youth disengagement include:

  • Deficiency in basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Pregnancy or parenting
  • Criminal record
  • Court involvement
  • Gang involvement
  • Substance abuse
  • The MAP Partners: city agencies, non-profit organizations, community leaders, St. Nicholas residents and the NeighborhoodStat team are playing a critical role in helping young people develop the following
  • Harlem Children Zone will assist in providing applied skills development that provides youth with relevant hard and soft skills to improve their eligibility for employment or postsecondary education such as:
    • Leadership
    • Problem solving
    • A good work ethic
    • Team working
    • Adaptability
    • Perseverance
  • The Manhattan Educational Opportunity will assist in providing GED courses to Nicholas Youth
  • Silicon Harlem will lay down the coding programming foundation and provide the additional career exposure that improves youth’s understanding of career opportunities which can lead to a family-sustaining living wage through completion of workshop/cohort. The St. Nicholas Youth becomes a front-end web developer with the basic skills of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, they will be able to put the box command an hourly rate of anywhere from $15 to $50 per hour to code websites. In addition, they will have a portfolio on GitHub and with that they will be able to show samples of their work to employers
  • MAP Partners such as Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence, Human Resource Administration, Department of Homeless Services, and etc. will continue to receive referrals to help at-risk youth address and overcome their individual barriers as stated above to lead them to a successful pathway

The St. Nicholas Neighborhood Stat team joined forces with the Resident Association President, Mr. Ball. In partnership, Mr. Ball granted the team access to the Computer Room, located within building 225 West 129th Street, and has agreed in writing to confirm his partnership with the stakeholder team. The computer room currently has 15 computers available but lacks current internet access. We plan to provide an additional 15 laptops and a coding program to the space as well as free wifi. Because the Resident Association is still in the process of articulating their budget for the upcoming fiscal year, as per our understanding the current operalization of the space might be subject to change, and henceforth we are not in a position to provide outdated information with respects to what particular programs are operating out of the center currently As per the agreement, The Resident Association member will provide access to the team 3 days (2 weekday and I weekend) per week from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, allowing for the Neighborhood Stat programming component to roll out. The program will consist of (4) 6-8 week cohorts which will provide services to up to 60 (15 youth/cohort) young people through an 8-12 month period with the goal of 100% retainment. The first cohort will begin in April of 2019, the youth applications submitted will be reviewed and the youth will be called in for an interview

Saint Nicholas Computer Lab
225 W 129th Street
New York, NY 10027

Main floor entrance on the left-hand side

Youth ages 16-24 are encouraged to apply selected participants will receive a stipend.
To apply please contact, MAP Engagement Coordinator, 646-597-0127 and/or Mercy Badmos