Breaking down barriers and creating opportunities for ALL!

The Foundation's Mission

Breaking Down Barriers

The LEARN Foundation's mission is to break down barriers and create more entry points for marginalized communities to enter the tech industry. Through local outreach and scholarships to LEARN academy's full-time web development bootcamp, the LEARN Foundation aims to make a difference in people's lives.

The funds raised by The LEARN Foundation will go towards providing skill-building workshops and scholarships for underserved populations. These opportunities will help more adults transition into the growing and dynamic tech industry. With our donors' support, the LEARN Foundation will break down the financial barriers that stand in the way for those needing this assistance the most—allowing them to pursue an innovative and successful career.

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How The Foundation Works

More Opportunities For Success

The LEARN Foundation is removing the obstacles to success by offering scholarships to diverse and underserved populations who often face significant cultural and economic challenges. There is a lot of risk and sacrifice in committing to a coding bootcamp. In addition to the financial investment of tuition many individuals give up income during this time.

The LEARN Foundation's goal is to empower students with significant scholarships. These scholarships will help people overcome these challenges and offer a valuable opportunity to discover a new future through coding and web development.

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"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." – Coretta Scott King

The LEARN Foundation Council is comprised of both community members and LEARN academy alumni who are dedicated to helping others achieve the same success LEARN helped provide for them. The Council is responsible for setting the vision and goals needed to create opportunities and remove barriers for the communities we wish to impact.

Adam Cuppy

Community Member, Co-Founder at ZEAL
Caitlin Johnson LEARN Foundation

Caitlin Johnson

Alumni, Delta 2018

Chelsea Kaufman

CEO at LEARN academy
Dana Arnold LEARN Foundation

Dana Arnold

Community Member, Chief of Staff at Measurabl
Gregory Foreman LEARN Foundation

Gregory Foreman

Alumni, Echo 2017
Jess Guttenburg LEARN Foundation

Jess Guttenberg

Alumni, Alpha 2019

Kevin Kochanski

Alumni, Delta 2018
Kristen Mulder LEARN Foundation

Kristen Mulder

Alumni, Foxtrot 2019
Matthieu Tripoli LEARN Foundation

Matt Tripoli

Alumni, Charlie 2017

Mina Chuong

Alumni, Bravo 2016
Noor Ghamedi LEARN Foundation

Noor Ghamedi

Alumni, Alpha 2017

Sarah Proctor

Alumni, Instructor at LEARN academy


Create An Impact In People's Lives

Now more than ever, people need access to change. LEARN academy is redefining the workforce development industry by creating career pathways for anyone to enter and excel in the tech industry. The LEARN Foundation is making it so that more people can access this type of training, education, and professional network in an effort to create a more diverse workforce.

Individual Donations

You have the power to change the trajectory in the lives of people who need it the most. As an individual donor, anything you are willing to contribute can make a difference.

  • Visit to make your donation.
  • You can select from various donation amounts, anything counts!
  • Your donation is tax-deductible, and you will receive more information after your donation is complete.
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Corporate Donations

As a corporate partner, there are multiple ways to work with the LEARN Foundation and provide individuals with a life-changing opportunity. Whether you are looking to make a donation or create a scholarship and internship opportunity at your company, we want to help make it happen.

  • Your donation is tax-deductible, and if you prefer to donate by check, you can get some more information here. 
  • If your company is looking to build and diversify your developer team. In that case, the LEARN Foundation is the perfect tool to achieve these goals. 
  • The LEARN Foundation can help your company create a scholarship and internship program to provide opportunities to underrepresented communities.
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Here are some questions you might have.

How can I make a donation?

Individuals can donate by visiting From there, you will select the amount you wish to donate and can use your Debit or Credit card. If you are a company partner looking to donate by check or bank transfer, please contact us here for more information or directly at

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes! Your donation is tax-deductible to the furthest extent of the law. Once you process your donation, you will receive a receipt and can reference Mission Edge San Diego 501(C)(3) (EIN: 27-2938491).

What if my company prefer's to donate by check?

If you’re a company partner and prefer to donate to the LEARN Foundation by check or bank transfer, please use this form to get some more information, or you can email us directly at

Who benefits from my donation?

All donations made to the LEARN Foundation will help individuals from underrepresented communities pursue a new and exciting career in software development by providing scholarships to the LEARN academy Full-Stack Web Developer Bootcamp.

How else can I get involved with the Foundation?

The LEARN Foundation has several different ways for folks to get involved. We are launching more outreach programs and collaborations with community partners all the time. Reach out to us at so we can find ways to make an even bigger impact on this community.

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