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Oct. 4, 2016 11:36 am

Coded by Kids launched a crowdfunding campaign to expand its reach

The nonprofit aims to raise $53,130 to establish 12 new after-school coding programs.

Sylvester Mobley at Coded by Kids' third birthday party.

(Photo by Roberto Torres)

Full disclosure: Technical.ly cofounder Christopher Wink sits on the board of Coded by Kids. He was not involved in the production of this story.

Coded by Kids founder Sylvester Mobley started things by teaching one student in the Marian Anderson Rec Center how to code. It was the fall of 2013.

Fast forward to three years later and Mobley is hosting the organization’s third birthday party, receiving a citation from City Council and planning an expansion of the nonprofit’s programs to 12 new sites across Philly.

But to reach its expansion target, Coded by Kids is going to need a little help by way of an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that aims to raise $53,130.

That figure, the organization explains, will take their current weekly reach of 90-100 students up to 300.

“We’re ready to take on more programs,” said Operations Manager Maggie Deptola. “We have the infrastructure in place to run more programs and we want to run more programs.”

Sister site Generocity has the full story.

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