Software Development and Jobs for Everyone

Software Development and Jobs for Everyone

Providing tools, training, practical experience, and access to jobs for underserved communities.

Combatting violence and poverty

Our Vision

Converting the Underserved into Leaders

Upskill Fund serves the underserved by connecting them with quality coaching, mentoring, training and support that leads to life-changing careers in technology fields.

and software development training by job placement. This is especially critical as oftentimes our kids in underserved communities fight a constant struggle with having to balance school, hunger, poverty, and the basic needs of life. We feel no one should shoulder that burden alone!

Upskill sees a path to family sustainability by way of technology. And how we do that is by giving our underserved communities the same opportunities, the same benefits, the same training, and the same resources.

One of the most impactful offerings that we can provide to our students that really drive the message of family sustainability is giving internships and jobs to our students. Once the students complete the program, each student is offered an internship or a job with Varsity (a software development company). We do this because we want to jumpstart the experience section on their resumes to help them become more marketable in the workforce.

Our Mission

Combating Poverty and Violence

Upskill Fund is dedicated to combating poverty by providing a path of significant economic advancement for marginalized individuals through access to quality training, resources and an extensive network of mentors and employers in the tech field.

It's no secret that poverty, delinquency and violence often exist in the same space. While it's true that the path to reduction in delinquency and violence involves breaking the cycle of poverty, many existing solutions to the problem of poverty are complicated and inconsistent. But education, though a long-term solution, is always a winner in the fight against poverty.

In this day and age, technology training is a transformative option because of the intense demand for skilled workers worldwide. Upskill Fund believes technology training is absolutely essential to move society to a future state that is free of poverty and its negative effects.

Upskill Fund moves ever-closer to its vision be connecting people in underserved communities and families with quality coaching, mentoring, training and support that leads to life-changing careers in technology fields.

Our Programs

Breaking Generational Poverty Cycles

Adult Coding Program

Upskill Fund assists underserved adults in acquiring valuable tech skills that help them start life-changing careers.

Re-Entry Program

Upskill Fund helps previously incarcerated men and women to learn tech skills that allow them to re-enter society on a strong footing.

After School Program

Upskill Fund focuses on kids in underserved communities to help them learn valuable tech skills that can expand their future options.

Our Impact Partners


Upskill Fund Partners With CodeX Academy

Codex Academy has been a big experience for me as an immigrant and a supposed IT expert.  The last time I worked with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript was in the early 2000s and I thought that I still knew it all.  Codex Academy taught me that learning is forever and it opened up to me a whole new world of stuff people do in Front End Development.  I am also grateful to Brian, Phil, Reina for the help they have provided me and for their patience.  Codex Academy has been a blessing and I am grateful.


Bradley Kisia

Wells Fargo

Learning with CodeX was a great decision. The mentors are patient, helpful, and go the extra mile to make sure you fully understand every level of developing. Them along with the faculty and other students treat each other like family. And that gives you a good feeling, when learning about something for the first time, to know that you’re not alone on your journey. There is always someone there to help. They are very hands on with every aspect of your learning, from the beginning to completion and your placement period afterwards. If you’re thinking of starting your coding career, I recommend CodeX Academy.


Chad Roussel

Pacific International

A year ago it was difficult to build an app or sometimes even a simple website. And now I can say thanks to Codex Academy I was hired as a Software Engineer. Trust the process and you will have the tools and skills to succeed.


Jose De La Cruz

Cisco Systems Inc

Headquarters: Nashville, TN

Call: (615) 437-7560

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