PipeDreamers Foundation

PipeDreamers Foundation is a Stanford University founded non-profit 501c3 STEM education
& workforce development organization focused on education and career development in
STEM fields within the U.S. economy. Our mission is to educate, train, and mentor
at-promise & underserved American teenagers and young adults
preparing them for the future of work starting with design and coding skills.

Our courses

Inclusive Coding & Design Programs

Empower your future with our inclusive coding and design programs, developed in partnership with Incarceration to College. Leveraging Stanford's Code in Place curriculum, our experienced instructors provide hands-on learning experiences that foster creativity, problem-solving, and self-confidence for all participants. Build a foundation for success in the technology-driven world and improve reintegration into society, regardless of your background.

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About us

The Mission Behind PipeDreamers

PipeDreamers embraces a bold future where any human regardless of socioeconomic status can benefit from technological innovation to access and leverage the services and resources necessary to maximize their full potential in life.

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Make opportunity accessible

We firmly believe that education, mentorship, and opportunities should be accessible to all, regardless of their background or circumstances.

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Community & Social Innovation

PipeDreamers is rooted in the belief that a community’s greatest assets are derived from its members and that their collective knowledge will lead to outcomes that are culturally responsive to the advancement of its most youthful members.

Our courses

Accessible Dual Credit College Coursework

Accelerate your academic journey with our accessible dual credit college coursework program. In collaboration with prestigious colleges and universities, we enable high school students from diverse backgrounds to earn college credits while still in high school. Seize this unique opportunity to enhance your economic mobility and prepare for a successful future in higher education.

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1. Learning Accessibility

Through our partnerships with Stanford Digital Education and our innovative programs, we strive to create an environment where everyone can pursue their educational goals regardless of their background or circumstances. We are dedicated to removing the obstacles that hinder learning and empowering our participants to reach their full potential.

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2. Skills Building

PipeDreamers, offers comprehensive training and hands-on experiences that develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity for the jobs of the future. In partnership with the National Education Equity Lab, our dual credit college coursework program provides a bridge to higher education, enabling participants to acquire valuable knowledge and skills while still in high school. We are dedicated to empowering our participants with the skills they need to succeed in their educational and professional endeavors.

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3. Workforce Development

Through our technology campus tours and in-custody tech experiences, we provide exposure to real-world industry environments, helping participants explore career pathways and gain insights into the world of work. Our mentorship program connects participants with tech professionals and entrepreneurs who provide guidance, support, and valuable industry knowledge.We are committed to fostering their personal and professional development, equipping them with the tools and resources necessary to secure meaningful employment and create a better future.

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Diverse Tech Professional & Entrepreneur Mentors

Transform your life with the guidance of our diverse and empathetic mentors, who have successfully transitioned into civilian life. Based on the credible messenger framework, our comprehensive mentorship program connects you with accomplished professionals and entrepreneurs in the technology field from various backgrounds. Let their support, inspiration, and resilience help you navigate your educational and career journey while fostering social mobility.