CoderSpace 2017 Summer Apprenticeship

CoderSpace creates engaging learning experiences to inspire a new generation of leaders and innovators. In our intensive 8-week summer apprenticeship students learn three computer languages that power the web (HTML, CSS and JS). Through hands on training, CoderSpace youth work in teams to design and build websites for local clients while gaining real world experience in web development, teamwork and leadership.

Throughout the summer CoderSpace youth participate in regular business trips to explore a range of opportunities in the technology sector. The program culminates in a Demo Day where student teams show off their summer projects to family, friends and supporters.

More than a summer program

This summer we are particularly interested in working with youth who are committed to starting a coding club in their community. Participants will take the skills they learn at CoderSpace and share them with their peers -- an opportunity to enhance leadership and coding skills through teaching. For youth interested in this leadership opportunity, CoderSpace provides resources, support and ongoing training at weekly Saturday sessions during the academic year.

We're looking for leaders

Do you have what it takes to join the CoderSpace team? Submit your application for the 2017 Summer Apprenticeship today!


Learn to code

Learn three computer languages that power the web: HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Build cool projects

Create a project portfolio to showcase your work and show off your new skills.

Lead your team

Hone your leadership skills while working collaboratively with your peers.

Visit tech companies

Explore career opportunities at tech companies and businesses throughout Chicago.

Tell your story

Celebrate your success with family, friends and supporters at CoderSpace Demo Day.

Share your skills

Launch a coding club in your community and teach your friends to code!


June 26 - August 18, 2017
Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm


Students who will be in high school for the 2017-2018 academic year are eligible to join CoderSpace. Priority will be given to students who reside and/or attend school on the South Side of Chicago.

Apply Today!

  1. Submit an online application.
  2. CoderSpace reviews your application.
  3. CoderSpace schedules interviews with selected applicants.
  4. Admitted applicants will be notified by CoderSpace by Friday June 16, 2017.