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Donate to Ada Developers Academy

Ada Developers Academy is a non-profit training program for women and gender diverse people going into careers in software development. The eleven-month intensive program is tuition-free and provides a combination of stipends and low-interest loans to its participants to draw from the broadest set of qualified applicants, regardless of their financial means. To continue to provide low-interest loans that don’t require repayment until after graduation, for living expenses, Ada needs your help to fund this program. Your donation will fund this collateralized loan program administered by our non-profit lending partner Craft3 to support Ada participants as funds are available for every cohort.

Your gift will give the most vulnerable candidates a shot at a great career as a software engineer. Thank you.

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The game changer

This program is a game changer for our participants and the tech industry at large.

Industry Supported

  • 60+ sponsor companies
  • 74% sponsor return rate within one year of initial sponsorship
  • 29% of current sponsors are sponsoring more than one person from the same cohort
  • 98% candidate placement rate

Student Diversity Matters in Admissions

  • Wide range of ages 21- 49
  • Range of previous careers and experience – flight attendant, barista, teacher, social worker, scientist, researcher, retail
  • Commitment to creating an equitable classroom with regards to the race and ethnicity of participants
  • Inclusive for gender diverse participants

Graduates 96 Software Developers Annually

  • 50% Women of Color
  • 30% Underrepresented Minorities (African American, Latinx, Native American)
  • Ada will graduate 96 additional software developers between now and July 2018

Creating the "Whole" Programmer

  • Rigor in admissions- test of grit, aptitude and drive
  • One month Jumpstart class to increase familiarity with code prior to start date
  • Six-month intensive in class curriculum – HTML/CSS, Ruby, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, CS fundamentals
  • Capstone project presentation
  • Five-month paid internship at a sponsor tech company
  • Wrap around curriculum – resume writing, interviewing, whiteboarding, nuances of tech workplace dynamics, various panel discussions

Ada has been tremendously successful on many fronts, from financial sustainability to growth. However, the organization is proudest of its impact toward its mission of closing the gender gap and repairing the disparity of underrepresented women of color in technology. With supporters like you we can continue to support the communities we serve and change the game.

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What is Ada Developers Academy?

Ada is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, with Third Sector New England as its fiscal sponsor. Ada Developers Academy’s mission is to diversify Tech by providing women and gender diverse people with the skills, experience, and community support to become professional software developers who contribute to changing the world with software. Our highly immersive, tuition-free program combines six months of classroom training and a five-month paid, learning internship to teach both how to write code (practical tools and computer science fundamentals) and how to be a software developer (leadership, inclusivity, and career).

If I make a donation today, where does my money go?

All funds received unless otherwise directed will be applied toward the Ada Loan Fund Program. Your donation will fund this collateralized loan program administered and utilized by our non-profit 501(c)3 lending partner Craft3, to support Ada participants as funds are available for every cohort.

Can I mail a check?

Yes. Checks to Ada Developers Academy should be made payable to "TSNE/Ada Developers Academy" and may be mailed to:

TSNE Missionworks
ATTN: Ada Developers Academy
89 South Street, Suite 700
Boston, MA 02111-2670

*Please note in the check memo line: "Ada Developers Academy"

Is Ada Developers Academy's Loan Fund a new fund?

No. The Ada Loan Fund has been established and administered by our lending partner Craft3 since 2015. Craft3 is a regional nonprofit 501c3 Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing loans that strengthen businesses, families, and the environment in Oregon and Washington for over 20 years. They are a fully licensed consumer lender (NMLS ID# 390159). Since 2015, they have originated over $1 million in loans to Ada participants.

All funds collected will go into the established Ada Loan Fund. Ada Developers Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, with Third Sector New England as its fiscal sponsor. Annual reports on the loan fund, including lending activity will be available through Ada.

What if I wish to make a donation through a donor-advised fund?

The following information is required to make such a gift:

EIN: 04-2261109
TSNE MissionWorks
Attn: Yvonne Rincon, Sr. Accountant
Phone Number: +1 (617) 896-9357

What if I didn't receive a receipt?

PayPal will issue you a receipt acknowledging your donation. If you do not receive a receipt or require additional documentation or special acknowledgement, please email Ada Development at

If your employer does donation matching, please send your receipt to them and provide the method of donation listed above so that they can make a matching gift.