Our partners make it possible for us to provide dynamic and exciting learning
experiences in technology to underserved youth in the St. Louis area.
Hack4Hope is a joint project of:
2015 Hack4Hope sponsors
We’re teaching St. Louis how to code.
Have you ever wanted to build useful applications that people around the world use daily? Do you enjoy working with computers, but lack the industry experience necessary to get a job as a developer? Do you want to learn what it takes to be a programmer, but don’t have the time or money to spend on a computer science degree? Claim Academy can help.
BLUE1647 is an entrepreneurship and technology innovation center that fosters economic development in technology and 21st Century skills through people development (classes, workshops, and events around technology), workforce development (through youth and adult technology programs to prepare individuals for high-demand jobs) and Business Acceleration (through shared coworking-services). As a beacon of resource, BLUE1647 provides impactful individuals and organizations the resources to realize their ideas for a better world.
Contegix® is a Cloud, Colocation and Managed Hosting company that delivers Go Beyond Support to global customers from our St. Louis, MO headquarters. Our state-of-the-art, N+1 data center built in 2013, allows us to offer IPv6, HIPAA and PCI compliant solutions, along with multiple 10Gbps providers to customers.
A staff of Tier 3 Engineers provides 24/7 Application Management and Managed Services to both our Windows and Linux clients. With 4 major network providers and fully redundant critical systems, Contegix offers the most advanced customer hosting solutions in the region.
EMC builds information infrastructures and virtual infrastructures to help people and businesses around the world unleash the power of their digital information. EMC offerings in backup and recovery, enterprise content management, unified storage, big data, enterprise storage, data federation, archiving, security, and deduplication help customers move to and build IT trust in their next generation of information management and enable them to offer IT-as-a-Service as part of their journey to cloud computing.
“Enabling client success through effective Information Management Solutions”
Advanced IT solutions are key to performing faster, better, and more competitively in a global marketplace. To achieve and maintain a position of leadership, companies turn to information technology solutions as a source of competitive advantage. Currency and continuous innovation are fundamental. Tomorrow’s innovation quickly becomes yesterday’s old technology. Our clients rely on S2Tech as a primary source of IT services that result in competitive advantage.
FireStream is a software and technology company that works with midstream and downstream petroleum companies ranging from elite petroleum jobbers, c-store chains, transport fleets, cardlock operators, and metered fuel delivery companies to streamline efficiency and maximize profitability through the automation of industry best practices. A one-stop-shop, FireStream offers a robust package of solutions to meet the unique scale and diverse design of hundreds of clients, providing seamless integration of top-tier back office software to give their operations a tailored technology platform that yields a perpetuated ROI. Boasting a top-notch staff with experience from Fortune 500 software companies and leading petroleum companies, FireStream works exclusively in midstream and downstream markets to continually develop cutting edge and industry-specific software solutions.
JP Morgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) is one of the oldest financial institutions in the United States. With a history dating back over 200 years, here’s where we stand today:
- We are a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.4 trillion.
- We operate in more than 60 countries.
- We have over 240,000 employees.
- We serve millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients.
- We are a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.
- Our stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Hack4Hope In-Kind Sponsors
We are very proud of Parkway – a district that has educated and shaped the lives of students and their families for more than 50 years! Parkway’s college entrance exam scores are among the best in the country, and we have 14 nationally recognized “Blue Ribbon”schools of excellence. In addition, we are accredited and recognized for “Distinction in Performance for High Achievement,” the highest rating available by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories.We care about the communities around us and we promote environmentally sustainable business practices. Our philanthropic efforts — which range from charitable giving to employee volunteerism and support for disaster relief — positively impact the lives of people everywhere. And we foster a positive work environment that offers equal opportunities and rewards employees fairly.
The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE)
SLATE is the official workforce development agency of the City of St. Louis and offers innovative workforce solutions. SLATE provides tens of thousands of jobseekers annually with no-cost assistance and helps connect them to the present and future needs of local businesses; SLATE also actively seeks external funding and partnership opportunities to help develop programs specifically for City youth. For more information about SLATE, please visit our website www.stlworks.com.
Premier Knowledge Solutions is a St. Louis-based innovative information technology computer training company offering computer classes and learning solutions using a wide variety of delivery options. By partnering with Microsoft and CompTIA, EC-Council and Axelos, Scrum Study and PMI® as an R.E.P. we are able to provide our customers with current and quality IT computer training, IT Governance (including ITIL Foundations and ITIL Intermediate, Project Management Professional, Agile/Scrum and Six Sigma courses), consulting and deployment services for Microsoft O365, Cloud Computing and other cloud-based products, and up-to-date content on the latest technologies.
Our goal is simple: To prepare out students for the future providing the skills, knowledge, and tools to succeed.
In support of STE(A)M initiatives, the Junior Code Academy of O’Fallon, IL has embraced the need for our future generations to learn how to program and code. Classes will foster the students interest in computer programming, app and game development, website creation, as well as teaching key programming languages used in engineering, science, mathematics, and business today.
Hack4Hope Community Partners
The St. Louis Housing Authority is a federally funded agency, operating independently of city government. The agency, with its 62 employees, helps provide low and moderate-income public housing for residents and clients in the City of St. Louis, and, through partner programs, offer residents opportunities to improve their lives. www.slha.org