Back by popular demand: There are two opportunities this year so more people can participate. Space is limited for both.
K-12 students can register for an Hour of Code, an international model for introducing people to computer science. December 5 from 9:30 -11:30 am at Arkansas Baptist College, Old Main Room B109.
Teachers, parents, youth group leaders, mentors, and others can register for our Hour of Code Train the Trainer session. It will prepare adults to assist students with tutorials and give them the skills to run an Hour of Code session for their group. December 5 from 8:30 am – noon at Arkansas Baptist College, Old Main, Room B109.
We learned about the Ife Opportunity’s Hour of Code from Dr. Karama Neal, who will be getting involved with an awesome tech contest that we’re excited to post more details about soon!
About Ife Opportunity
Ife Opportunity is committed to creating solutions that expand opportunity and promote equity in education, health, and other critical areas. We have held computer coding, astronomy, and other workshops for children and additional projects are planned.
About Dr. Karama Neal
Karama Neal, PhD, MA, uses her experience in nonprofit management, genetics and bioethics research, and social justice blogging to promote equal access to health, education, and opportunity for all people through teaching, research, practice, advocacy, and service. Her experience in academic, corporate, and nonprofit arenas has given her broad experience in strategic planning, public speaking, technical and persuasive writing, and evaluation. She conceptualizes, develops, directs, and promotes a variety of solution-oriented programs, projects, and opportunities that support positive social change that is sustainable, scalable, and/or replicable. She strives to recognize the difference between the provision of charity and the establishment of justice, with her energy focused primarily on the latter.
Karama was drawn to the basic biosciences because of the potential to contribute to human wellness. After many years in that field, she transitioned to work that has a more immediate effect on human well-being. Karama speaks frequently on family economic security, internet equity, career development, and her faith. She has taught both online and in the classroom at Emory University, Loyola University Chicago, Shorter College, and the Arkansas School for Mathematics and Sciences.
After six years on WFA’s staff, Amanda founded AMP•SEE Ideas in order to provide freelance communications and project management services to small businesses and nonprofits. When not working, she may be found promoting livable urban design, speaking up for equality & education, wandering about with her camera, or experimenting with local foods.