The Data Science Digital Center is a training arm of Proverbs 226 to provide a means to an avenue of gainful employment for the socioeconomically disadvantaged.
DSDC - Education Solutions that Lead to Upward Mobility
The students are taught by certified instructors from Microsoft and Bank of America to receive the following certifications which are recognized around the globe:
Microsoft SQL — SAS — Cloudera
The city of Charlotte, with all of its goodness, is coming together…
The primary focus of the Proverbs 226 Data Science Digital Center is to help children in the inner-city by giving them a chance to learn world-class Data Science skills.
In Charlotte, the P226 DSDC team has intentionally chosen the “28206” zip code in the western part of Charlotte. This area is known for being the 11th worst zip code in the country for crime.
Some other alarming facts about this zip code:
- The median household income is less than $25k
- Only 22% of the population is married
- Less than 27% of the population has a college education
Lack of opportunities for these families continue to be a big challenge, which results in negative outcomes for the community. Proverbs 226 has gripped hands with organizations such as Community in Schools, CMPD and CMS to be a platform for change and to break this cycle.
The Data Science training began on Oct 3rd. For the next several months, the students will learn specific skills related to data and Big Data Analytics. At the end of the program, they will receive an opportunity to test for the following certifications:
There are currently 45 youth, who have been selected from this neighborhood, to receive this training. These same youth will have the potential to earn between $70k – $114k in Data Science related jobs. This program has the potential to break the economic barrier that has crippled this zip code for years.
For information on how you can become part of the team bringing change and opportunity to at risk youth through innovative education, contact Cyril Prabhu.
Volunteer with us in teaching SQL, SAS or Hadoop technology.
Proverbs226 is a nonprofit 501(c)3 committed to making a “Generational Impact” by making a difference in the life of a child, one child at a time. The Donate Button will take you to the Proverbs226 website where you can learn more about our ministry and donate to help us financially reach our goal of transforming lives.