How We Help

October 20, 2017

I tend to…

That little girl pictured with the joyous sun filled smile is my motivation. Making sure she is happy and provided for her is everything. So knowing that every day I wake up and go to YWeb and get stuff done I am working towards building the future she deserves is everything.
October 20, 2017

What a trip it has been so far!

As we get into coding, starting next week, I will carefully observe myself to see how it feels. I forgot that my first coding experience was making a scrolling Union Jack on a Texas Instrument back in the 80s.
October 20, 2017

My Upcoming SUCCESS

The YWCA is a plus for me. I have always been a windows guys and this YWCA class is allowing me to be a Windows / Mac guy. I decided to apply to this class because I wanted to learn and I am learning a lot not just for my future profession, but for my life and I am really grateful.
October 19, 2017

It’s Been Five Weeks

Another key point I want to highlight of my time here is that Steinbok and Rashied have touched upon the concept of degree vs. experience. Rashied said one day, “Degree does not necessarily equate to wealth.” It does not invalidate a college education and I do believe everyone should go to university, as many doors open. But as with everything else in life, very rarely anything is handed to you unless you're privileged, so you are going to have to work and sacrifice for it.
October 19, 2017

Doing Better

This time around, however, I plan on overcoming my shortcoming academia standard by becoming more organized allowing myself to manage my time better.
October 9, 2017

ALL. BY. MYSELF.

Before I came to YWEB, I felt like my future was bleak and filled with worry, submission, and unhappiness. I had goals and let them burn out. I allowed mental illness and negative circumstances to rule my life.
 

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.

Matt Moehr

Technology, health, built environment

Useful information

WHAT IS THE STUDENT DEMOGRAPHIC

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

WHAT ARE THE ROLES OF THE STAFF WITHIN YWEB?

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

WHAT ARE THE STAFF ROLES?

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