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Persevere Success Stories

What started with one man’s life changing experience, has grown to thousands of life changing experiences for hundreds of men and women in multiple states across the country. And we’re just getting started.

Talking Tech - Communicating Technical Concepts

Tech Talk Blog: Learning To Code

Learning how to code can be incredibly challenging. New developers often discover that even once they’re able to build something, they struggle to articulate how it works. The ability to communicate technical concepts is essential, especially when seeking job opportunities in the development world.

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Jason Doty

“I Crawled Up from the Mud”: Jason Doty’s Story

“I was in a dark, angry place. It was an animalistic time. You sleep with your shoes on there. You step over bodies in the morning. But when I found Persevere – when Josh found me – it was like rocket fuel. I was ready to take off and do something great, if I was lucky enough to get out.” Jason found the classroom experience not only immensely engaging in itself, but to be an escape from “the madness around [him].”

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Staff Spotlight Alisa Smith

Faces of Persevere: Meet Alisa Smith

At Persevere, our greatest asset is our staff. Our team cares deeply about their work, our participants and is a wealth of knowledge. Plus they are pretty amazing humans as well. Meet the faces of Persevere.

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Volunteer Spotlight Emmanuel Agba

Volunteer Spotlight: Emmanuel Agba

As you embark on your careers in software development, remember that the learning journey may not always be smooth, but consistency and adhering to a well-defined roadmap will undoubtedly lead you to success. Stay dedicated, keep learning, and embrace the challenges as opportunities for growth. With persistence, you’ll reach your goals.

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Unlock Potential on Nashville Newschannel 5

America is currently home to more than 4 million youth aged 16-24 (which has increased after the pandemic) who aren’t in school or working. They are known as Opportunity Youth because of their potential value to our communities and economies. Young Black and Latino people are up to three-to-six times more likely to be disconnected than whites. Youth of color are far more likely to suffer adverse outcomes like poverty and incarceration, which increases for those that have experienced foster care, human trafficking, juvenile justice involvement, and parental incarceration.

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