How We Help

June 15, 2018

Myself and My Commitment

I used to say there were things I would not or could not do.  Until I saw people like me doing them. When we visited American […]
June 14, 2018
aaron Blake

Beyonce Wasn’t Created Overnight

I think that is the common misconception with learning anything new, you learn it and then you are supposed to be proficient right? When in reality, failures DO happen and regardless of how much you know, you as an individual DO NOT know everything.
June 14, 2018

Myself in 3.5 Months

Month one: Working in an environment where I was making money but not necessarily enjoying myself and having learned that my companies’ clients were graduating from […]
June 14, 2018
sharmelle casey

I Love that I’ve Challenged Myself

I’ve learned quite a bit actually. I for once in my life decided to take on something completely new and out of the norm for myself. I wanted to learn and did I ever.
June 14, 2018

Learn Something New

I have learned that it is good to embrace change. I learned that “ Yes I can “ learn coding.
June 14, 2018
brianna williams

Make a Choice

I made a commitment to myself that when I want something, no matter how hard it may be. I have to believe in myself and stop cutting myself short.
June 13, 2018

Become an Active Member

The important part of this training for me was social networking and joining with technical teams in the community, and have been improving these said “Soft Skills”.
June 13, 2018
Vincent Sye

Success is NOT Magical or Mysterious

I realized success is not magical or mysterious; success is the natural consequence of applying the basic fundamentals consistently. If you fail to prepare, you are preparing for failure.
June 13, 2018

Follow My Journey

Referring to another saying quoted by Audrey Hepburn: “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” I’ve definitely taken my hand and assisted my peers in more ways than one.
June 13, 2018
korin figel

It’s okay to say “I don’t know”

It’s okay to say “I don’t know”, as long as you finish that statement with, “but I can try to figure it out”. I learned that teamwork is vital, especially in these situations. There are areas some people excel in, where others may struggle, and visa versa. Being part of a team means to help each other to all reach the same end goal.
June 13, 2018
Michael Smith

Everything Constantly Changes

The best thing to do if you want to be successful is learn new things erase bad habits and remember faith pays. Working alongside of my peers a few things that were brought to the light is that we all start from somewhere we all have different speeds but if we help each other we all can find common ground.
June 13, 2018

Getting that 90,000 a year

. The first thing  is that sometimes I can take on more than I can handle. It makes the thing that I should be focusing on harder. Keeping a job full-time and going to school full-time was a challenge for me.

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