C4Q is transforming the tech industry.
We create pathways out of poverty through technology.
We believe that people from every community and background—across ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic background—should have the opportunity to learn to code, gain jobs in tech, and create companies of the future. It is our mission to increase economic opportunity and transform the world’s most diverse community into a leading hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Our Measurable Impact
We teach adults who are living in poverty and who do not have college degrees to code, help them gain software engineering jobs, and support them to become entrepreneurs.
In under a year, our graduates go from making $18,000 to over $85,000 post-program, going from poverty to the middle class in the process. Our graduates are working at leading companies such as Pinterest, Kickstarter, LinkedIn, Jet, and JPMorgan Chase.
Participants are representative of the diversity of the NYC community with over 50% women, 60% African American or Hispanic, 50% immigrant, and 50% without a college education. Our programs are free so that we can reach the neediest audiences. With tens of millions of working poor and increasing blue-collar job loss due to automation and technology, we want to transform adult education to help more people achieve economic self-sufficiency and create a diverse tech community representative of America.
Best-in-class Partners & Team
C4Q is a social enterprise startup backed by leaders across technology, business, and philanthropy. We are supported by the Robin Hood Foundation, Google for Entrepreneurs, Blackstone, Salesforce, Guggenheim Partners, and BlackRock.
Our volunteers include leading technologists and experts from companies such as Google, Facebook, Artsy, Dropbox, and LinkedIn.
Diversity of experiences, perspectives, skills, and cultures is core to our mission and team. Our staff brings expertise and leadership across multiple sectors and industries: graduates of Harvard Business School and Wharton; previous Bain & Company and Bridgewater Associates; experience launching the national #GivingTuesday campaign; and engineers from NYTimes, Uber, Google.