Small businesses can get free website design from Hack the Hood


Oakland nonprofit Hack the Hood is offering free web page structure products and services to Bay Region-based tiny organizations and non-earnings businesses this summertime. Individuals of Hack the Hood’s upcoming Hustle: Tech Foundations plan, which is free, will style and design and create internet websites for qualifying companies. 

“These are youth who occasionally really do not have obtain to their have laptops or these tech boot camps that are pricey, so we give a $500 stipend and a laptop,” Ayana Ivery, Hack the Hood’s senior communications manager explained. Participants are community BIPOC youth in between the ages of 16-25. “I sense like it is important that the tech field is not only targeted on generating money but applying tech for excellent.” 

The deadline for compact corporations who want a new web-site or web site redesign is Wednesday, June 15. Candidates should be capable to fork out for the domain name and hosting company and dedicate to at minimum two meetings with Hack the Hood’s group to share web-site requirements and later on get an orientation to their ultimate web page.

Established in Oakland in 2012, Hack The Hood delivers a assortment of tech talent-setting up systems to youth and communities of colour. The organization’s two other applications, Build: Facts Science and Travel: Your Profession Pathway, extend upon the standard tech capabilities contributors learn in the Hustle Tech Foundations initiative. Past yr, Hack the Hood partnered with Oakland Public Instruction Fund and Intel to educate 50 students from McClymonds Higher University and Oakland Technological Superior University standard tech skills.

Through the Hustle Tech Foundations initiative, the business hopes to give young folks a chance to exercise their tech skills though also assisting compact companies that have little to no digital presence.

“We like to aim on creating up our regional financial state,” Ivery stated. “We recognize that little organizations never essentially have the methods to use an individual to fill this need, so they normally get on the endeavor themselves.” 

Ricky Rodas is a member of the 2020 graduating class of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Before becoming a member of The Oaklandside, he put in two yrs reporting on immigrant communities in the Bay Space as a reporter for the local news web-sites Oakland North, Mission Community, and Richmond Private. Rodas, who is Salvadoran American and bilingual, is on The Oaklandside staff as a result of a partnership with Report for The united states, a nationwide service plan that sites journalists into neighborhood newsrooms to report on below-protected difficulties and communities.

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