Emergent Works 1-on-1 Mentorship Application - Mentee
Apply to join the Emergent Works 1-on-1 mentorship program!

The Emergent Works 1-on-1 mentorship is a 4-month program where professional software engineers will mentor formerly incarcerated and justice-involved individuals.

Participants will develop and strengthen skills in computer programming and web development while developing valuable relationships with industry professionals. We believe that excellence in code can come from anyone and this program will help many to start a career in tech!

Mentorship Details:

Our program is free!
Laptop & wifi needed
Digital Literacy Assessment required
Class 2x per week
4 hours/week
Via Zoom or Google Hangouts
Topics (Digital Literacy, CSS, HTML, Javascript,)
Curriculum Provided
Passion projects will be picked by mentees


Mentee Requirements:

Must be formerly incarcerated and impacted by mass incarceration
Must have access to a working laptop & wifi
Justice-involved (probation)
Complete digital literacy assessment upon enrollment
16 weeks (4-hour weekly commitment)
Two (2-hour) sessions per week
Self-study is encouraged
Willing to commit to self-learning
Must be at least 17 years +
Commitment to attendance requirements
Mentees must attend all sessions, workshops, and sharing circles
All absences require 24-hour notice
Committed to community engagement
Desire to learn tech literacy and code


Mentee Benefits:

Flexible Schedule
Learning Stipend (12 weeks into cohort)
Must have 80% attendance
Access to community resources
Accountability Partners
Networking in a safe environment
A pathway to employment in the tech industry
Core understanding of Digital Literacy, HTML, CSS & JavaScript
Exit with a self-made portfolio
Job Skills Training
Certificate of completion



Email hello@emergentworks.org with any questions!

Visit https://emergentworks.org for more information.


Email *
First name *
Last name *
Phone number *
How did you hear about the mentorship program? *
Why are you interested in 1-on-1 mentorship? *
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Eg. Where are you from? What are you passionate about? *
Do you have access to a laptop and Wi-fi? *
Describe your previous experience with computers and coding (no coding experience is required!) *
What days/times of the week are you available for a 2-hour session? (Please use Eastern Standard Time) *
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