Categories
Programs Volunteering

Code Nation Bay Area Leadership Council

I joined Code Nation as an official member of its Bay Area Leadership Council.

Code Nation is a 501c3 nonprofit that equips students in under-resourced high schools with the skills, experiences, and connections that together create access to careers in tech.

As a member of Code Nation’s Bay Area Leadership Council, I help Code Nation achieve their mission by providing the Bay Area Managing Director, Shantina Jackson, with regionally focused strategic advice, connections, and resources.

As a member, my responsibilities include:

∙ Taking a public stand in support of educational opportunity & the inclusive growth of the Bay Area’s tech sector

∙ Helping Code Nation navigate the local coding/computer science landscape and establishing deep partnerships among Bay Area school leaders

∙ Fostering a community of Bay Area companies who actively support Code Nation’s work with their tech talent and resources

∙ Growing Code Nation’s philanthropic base of support by making a personally meaningful donation every year and introducing Code Nation to others who can give

∙ Providing strategic advice and guidance to the Bay Area Managing Director

As part of the Industry Inclusion Committee, I specifically help more with volunteer recruitment, company recruitment and alumni support.

By Frances Coronel

Frances Coronel is a software engineer specializing in UI development on the Customer Acquisition Team at Slack where her mission is to make your working life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.

She has been working professionally as a developer since 2015 and holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from Hampton University and a Masters in Computer Science from Cornell Tech.

Outside of Slack, Frances is an Executive Director of Techqueria, a 501c3 nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech in the US.

She also supports Code Nation as a member of their Bay Area Leadership Council and the Latino Community Foundation as a member of their Latinos in Tech Giving Circle.