It’s the story of every immigrant coming to America. Fizal came searching for opportunities.
For the first few months, he struggled.
There were a lot of high paying tech jobs, but none of them would hire him.
He didn’t have the skills or preparation for any of those jobs.
The bigger problem?
He didn’t know how to get the skills for any of those jobs.
And even if he did…there’s no way a recent immigrant could afford a $10,000 coding boot camp.
So, he had to take a minimum wage position to survive.
Then, one day, everything changed.
Fizal learned about a charity called <inclusion>.
The nonprofit works with minorities and underrepresented groups to help them get jobs in the tech sector and improve their quality of life.
As a completely free program, Fizal wouldn’t have to take out a loan.
At <inclusion>, Fizal learned from top instructors from companies like VaynerMedia and Twilio.
<inclusion> believes in working closely with its students to give them the skills they need to succeed. He received career support and mentorship.
Fizal built a resume, created mission, vision, and values statements.
He was taught mindfulness techniques to stay calm during difficult software job interviews.
Now, Fizal works as a full-time software engineer at Rent the Runway. He helps pay it forward to others in the minority tech community.
None of this would have been possible without donors.
Your donation today will pull someone out of poverty and help them provide for themselves and their families.