We're empowering the next generation of leaders
We're a passionate bunch of idealists from all over the world who share a mission to prepare talent from underserved and displaced backgrounds to start lifelong careers in the digital economy
We're advancing social and economic mobility
Re:Coded has enabled tens of thousands of people from under-represented backgrounds to succeed in the workplace of today and tomorrow with access to market driven training, career support and a thriving community
We're driven by our values
Our core values define what we stand for, how we show up for each other and make decisions. They are the foundation of our organization and the DNA of our culture.
Everyone has unlocked potential and a story to share and we are all committed to creating a welcoming space for everyone we encounter. We learn through caring.
We rely on the trust from our community and the foundation of that is built on accountability, transparency, and openness as we aim to hold ourselves up to high ethical standards.
Our impact is built on team effort and great partnerships. The diversity in our team comes to life in our everyday discussions and we know we can rely on our community of mentors, supporters, and partners to achieve great things together.
We strive to be at the top of our game in everything we do. We want to define the modern digital non-profit and we live and breathe continuous learning and improvement.
Our path to impact
2017: A dream becomes a reality
In 2017, Marcello Bonatto and Alexandra Clare launched Re:Coded after identifying the education-to-employment gap for populations heavily impacted by conflict and displacement. They brought the coding bootcamp model to Iraq and Turkey, impacting youth who were being left at the margins of the digital economy. Their goal was to give them access to new skills and life-changing employment in tech, allowing participants to transcend the boundaries of local labor markets and open themselves up to new possibilities in the digital economy.
2018: Scaling our impact and model
Re:Coded's impact was scaled to new geographies, including a pilot in Yemen, a country deeply impacted by conflict. The team continued to refine the education model, improve internal operations, and build a network of partners dedicated to developing diverse tech ecosystems.
2019: Growth and experimentation
This year, our organization experienced significant growth. We doubled our team size to over 30 and tripled our impact. We established the first co-working space in Northern Iraq, known as Re:Coded House, which became a hub for our operations and a learning and networking space for our students. We opened our first Istanbul office, experimented with more advanced training programs and technologies like Blockchain, and laid the groundwork for future scalability and impact.
2020: Taking everything online
The pandemic provided us with an opportunity to shift our education model online and restructure the organization for optimal efficiency. We haven't looked back since. No longer limited by physical locations, we ran seven country-wide programs in 2020 and eight in 2021, now adding Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine to our countries of operation. We grew our team to over 40 and went fully remote, embracing a new world of work and flexibility.
2021: Scaling to become a educational leader in the region
Currently, we operate in seven countries and plan to expand to new markets within the next year. Our organization teaches digital skills and promotes a critical mindset to enable underserved talent to thrive in the job market and effect change in their families, communities, and the tech industry as a whole. Our primary objective for the upcoming year is to continue improving and automating our operational model for growth.
Our impact numbers
We believe in the power of employment to change lives. Our goal is to prepare, place and support our learners into life-changing careers.
We only select students who are deeply committed to building a sustainable career in tech.
We support gender diversity in tech and aim for 50% of women in our programs.
Meet our team
Our team is the driving force behind Re:Coded. United by a shared passion for transforming education and workforce systems, they are fueling our mission to empower the next generation of tech leaders.
Re:Coded works with and receives funding from amazing partners across government, philanthropy, business, and technology.
Diversity is at the heart of our story
It’s why we exist. At Re:Coded, we have an unwavering belief that the tech industry needs more diversity. And change starts with our team.
Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, and ethnicity is indispensable to our culture and innovative thinking.
What others are saying about Re:Coded
“…[Re:Coded] are supporting refugee youth, furthering their agency in telling their own stories and the potential to chart their own lives and careers by providing them with the tools to do so…”
“…refugees looking for a home…”
“…we need more organizations like Re:Coded…”
“…shift the negative narrative to tell stories of refugees who are a strong economic asset to any country…”
“…we need more organizations like Re:Coded…”
“…la high-tech se met au service de l’humanitaire…”
“connect people affected by conflict to skills which enable them to find a job…”
“…help connect the refugees with potential employers…”
“Flatiron School teams up with Re:Coded to help Syrian refugees”
Re:Coded Impact blog
Gain insights into our work and impact as we strive to advance economic mobility for displaced and underserved talent.Visit our blog
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February 22, 2024
“Volatility and uncertainty persist in the world, from new conflicts and natural disasters to the accelerating pace of AI and new technologies. Re:Coded remains dedicated to serving communities facing the greatest challenges.”
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February 23, 2024
Jin Dawood is the founder of Peace Therapist, an award winning social enterprise connecting people across Turkey and the MENA region with life-changing mental health support. Peace Therapist is the solution that Jin wished she had in the wake of her own displacement and the subsequent trauma she experienced. Read her inspiring story about using technology to build a platform to change lives.