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January 3, 2018

I Tend to Get to Comfortable

I tend to get to comfortable with anything that I’m currently doing and I hesitate a great deal to try new things and take chances.
January 3, 2018

What I am gaining from Yweb

I learned that, the more you practice, the better you will be.  Every morning we did standup and at first it was very uncomfortable.  After a while, it got easier and easier.  We got to know each other and I have come to gain valuable friends.  
December 19, 2017

I Learned a Lot About Myself

The things I took away from this class is that I learned a lot about myself, my potential, and the ways to interact along with building up a community. The things that i have learned about myself in Yweb is to engage, and to learn how to code.
December 19, 2017

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take

Today is my graduation from YWEB. I am excited and also proud of myself for finishing the course. Since I love to make lists, here is […]
December 19, 2017

Tying the Past to the Present and Future

Graduation, in many senses, represents a special right of passage. It is one that is hard won, and involves a certain degree of commitment. Of course, […]
December 12, 2017

One Thing I Will Never Forget

One thing I will never forget about Yweb Career Academy is how it makes me not only regain my self-confidence, but also opens me more doors […]

Real stories and experienced from real students who've gone the program and completed the YWeb Career Academy. Some have chosen to share their experiences, and outlooks and general information.

About YWeb CA

Why Do It

YWCA Madison works every day to eliminate racism and empower women. Through programs in race & gender equity, job training & transportation, and housing & shelter, we create real change for women, families and communities.

Our Community

We believe that the best way to introduce our students to the culture of the tech industry is to see where the work gets done. Attend classes and work one-on-one with students to help them learn new concepts and debug projects. Share your expertise and connections as a mentor. You will be paired with one to two students to provide out-of-class mentoring and networking opportunities.

List of our volunteers


They say it takes a village. We believe in and value all of our volunteers and partners. They are a big part of why YWeb CA works. Their insights, perspectives, experiences, mentoring and tutoring is something that we can't say enough about.

Hilary Stohs-Krause

Full-stack developer at Ten Forward Consulting, Inc

Gage Trader

U.S. Systems and Logistics at Intercrown Enterprise, LTD

Andrea (Wetzel) Roenning

Web Developer & Designer at Forte Research Systems, Inc.

Kaitlin Marquardt

Software Developer - Forward Health Group, Inc. - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Useful information


Who Are We Serving The students range in age from 18 – 40. Our program


Placement & Retention Coordinator, recruit and retain committed partners, Schedule and facilitate committed partner orientation(s), Schedule


Placement & Retention Coordinator, recruit and retain committed partners, Schedule and facilitate committed partner orientation(s), Schedule