Level Up

Helping Underprivileged Youth Gain Employable Tech Skills

Press Release:

Eva’s Phoenix is proud to host tech advocates TXDL and TWG in offering a practical tech skills overview for disadvantaged and marginalized youth.
This 15-week course, covering HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Unity development, is intended to provide an accessible entry point for those voices underrepresented in the tech industry. Participating individuals will come away with a video game and website of their own collaborative design.

The program will run Tuesday evenings from February 21 until June 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m., out of Eva’s Phoenix at 60 Brant St. in Toronto. Individuals facing barriers related to income, race, gender, ability or otherwise are invited to apply at txdl.ca/lvlup. There is no cost associated with participation.

This collaboration came about out of the need for practical training in tech skills accessible to and focused on marginalized groups. Eva’s, as a shelter and support for homeless youth, TXDL, as an advocate of tech education for underprivileged youth, and TWG, as a leading-edge software developer, seek to increase diversity of representation in the tech industry and expand opportunities for disadvantaged groups.

About TXDL, TWG, and Eva’s

TXDL, born out of the Rexdale neighbourhood of Toronto, is focused on providing marginalized youth with the tech skills necessary to find employment in today’s industry.

TWG, founded in 2002, is a multifaceted software solutions company, committed to innovating responsively around the changing face of our interconnected digital needs.

Eva’s provides safe space and support to homeless youth, helping them with their unique circumstances and toward transition into independent living.

To learn more about our organizations, visittxdl.ca,twg.io, andevas.ca