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NewBoCo Announces Strategic Goals and Outcomes Dashboard at Annual Meeting

Thursday, September 19, Cedar Rapids, IA – NewBoCo – the Cedar Rapids-based nonprofit that supports entrepreneurship, innovation, and tech education – updated its impact stats and made a number of program announcements at its inaugural Annual Meeting. The nonprofit unveiled its new outcomes dashboard, which it will update in real time with its latest impact stats that align with its

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NewBoCo seeks public support to bring coding classes to recently incarcerated individuals

NewBoCo seeks public support to bring coding classes to recently incarcerated individuals Impact Challenge Iowa awards NewBoCo funding to bring DeltaV courses into Iowa Correctional Institute for Women Cedar Rapids, IA, August 23, 2019 – The Impact Challenge Iowa has chosen NewBoCo to be one of its recipients of $175,000. This grant funding will enable NewBoCo to bring

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NewBoCo Launches Back to School Donor Campaign: 99 Counties for Coding

Thursday, August 8, Cedar Rapids, IA – As NewBoCo’s partnership with continues to provide computer science training to Iowa’s K-12 teachers for a third year, the nonprofit is introducing a new way for those who support computer science in Iowa’s classrooms to be part of this mission: 99 Counties for Coding.   This campaign will show the impact computer science

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2 teachers smiling and laughing as they learn about tech education at their laptops

NewBoCo extends Iowa teacher application deadline for 2019-2020

Thursday, May 9, Cedar Rapids, IA – NewBoCo is extending the application deadline for Iowa teachers to learn how to teach computer science through its Professional Learning Program to better support teachers now that most school years will end in June due to winter weather. This will be NewBoCo’s third year offering these professional development programs in Iowa. The

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NewBoCo’s DeltaV Code School Announces New Offerings Amid Iowa Workforce Shortage

Cedar Rapids, IA, April 22, 2019 – Iowa is facing a workforce shortage. In February 2019, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 2.4 percent; there are only 41,200 unemployed Iowans. The Corridor is no exception to this shortage. The Regional Vision, developed by the East Central Iowa Council of Governments (ECICOG) and other stakeholders, placed the Corridor’s workforce woes

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Ben and Jerry’s Co-Founder to Keynote EntreFEST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Friday, February 22, 2019 – Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of the company that makes Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, will keynote EntreFEST on May 16-17 in Cedar Rapids. Greenfield is one of the entrepreneurial and innovative minds behind one of the most talked-about and least conventional success stories in American business. Greenfield has helped to build a storefront venture

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Middle School Students Create Communities to Power the Future for Future City Iowa Regional Competition

Monday, February 4, Cedar Rapids, IA – More than 150 of Iowa’s middle schoolers presented their solutions to make city power grids that withstand and quickly recover from the impacts of a natural disaster at the Future City Iowa Regional Competition at Prairie Point Middle School on Saturday, January 26. A total of 42 teams representing 16 schools and organizations

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