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Tag: Coding

Arizona

San Quinten State Prison Features Persevere Arizona Program

Persevere, a Tennessee-based business, has their coding program in four prisons, in the state of Arizona. The organization works with incarcerated people in four Arizona facilities, teaching computer coding to help reduce recidivism rates, according to Axios Phoenix.

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Shandea
Arizona

It’s Just Me: Shandea Hardin’s Story

She admits now that Persevere saw something in her that she didn’t, or could not. She fell in love with coding almost right away and discovered that the problems and solutions-based-thinking came naturally. It also helped her learn to speak again. In her own words: “I was just beginning to talk again because I had been a trauma-induced mute for two years. Coding helped me level up as a human being, helped me develop crucial communication skills.

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Jason Doty
Success Stories

“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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Instructor Spotlight Davin Thomas
Meet the Team

Instructor Spotlight: Meet Davin Thomas

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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Some Kind of Hope: Tiana Turman
Arizona

Some Kind of Hope: Tiana Turman’s Story

“When Persevere came to me,” she concludes, “I was literally depressed to the point where I didn’t want to wake up. My time was hard and that last year was the hardest. I got fired from a good job. Some officers and inmates were trying to get me off the yard. But then Persevere put a shield around me so no one could affect me. They couldn’t take Persevere away from me. I was part of that 22-women group and we hid in the arms of the program.” Beyond a job, then, coding provided her some kind of hope.

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Arizona

Persevere Instructor Spotlight: Meet Donald Bull

Our greatest asset is our staff. Particularly our instructors who are helping our folks gain valuable skills in coding. Not only are they top notch instructors, but they are pretty amazing humans as well. Check out the Instructor Spotlight series to get to know them.

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Arizona

Digital Dreams: Turning Incarceration Into Innovation

Digital Dreams. In the spring of 2022, I stood at the crossroads of my life with a year and a half left in my prison sentence. It was then that I took a leap of faith and applied for acceptance into the Persevere Coding Program, not entirely certain of what lay ahead but driven by my tech-forward mindset. When I received that acceptance letter in May of 2022, I knew I was on the brink of something transformative. My journey into Full Stack Web Development, with a focus on MERN, began with anticipation, and I threw myself into the curriculum with unwavering commitment.

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Volunteer Spotlight Kate Rogers
Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Kate Rogers

I genuinely believe that we rise by lifting others. I think one of the best things you can do is look for a community or opportunities where you can help support others. When I was in my bootcamp I started a study group and that helped improve my skills and the people I worked with helped push me to be better. We are still connected, cheer each other on, and share job opportunities with each other.

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Instructor spotlight Andrew Harper
Instructor Spotlight

Persevere Instructor Spotlight: Meet Andrew Harper

Our greatest asset is our staff. Particularly our instructors who are helping our folks gain valuable skills in coding. Not only are they top notch instructors, but they are pretty amazing humans as well. Check out the Instructor Spotlight series to get to know them.

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Instructor Spotlight Jessica Dickerson
Arizona

Persevere Instructor Spotlight: Meet Jessica Dickerson

Our greatest asset is our staff. Particularly our instructors who are helping our folks gain valuable skills in coding. Not only are they top notch instructors, but they are pretty amazing humans as well. Check out the Instructor Spotlight series to get to know them.

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