The Early Career Accelerator Program (ECAP) is geared towards Black and Latinx tech professionals in the beginning of their careers.

Participants will receive socio-emotional, professional, and management development through in-person workshops, mentorship and coaching, and online engagement. In this program, we’ll build community, make space to commiserate, and most importantly, find tactical solutions to the professional and cultural roadblocks we face in the workplace. Our goal is to ensure that our communities are able to not only survive, but thrive in the workplace.

ECAP will run from October 2019 to February 2020. Please review all dates on the application as attendance is mandatory for all events!


The 2019-2020 Early Career Accelerator Program application is now CLOSED!

Application Deadline: September 16th, 2019 at 11:59pm PDT


To apply as a mentor, applicants need to:

  • Have been working in the tech sector for at least 2 years

  • Have experience coding

  • Be aligned with Code2040 mission, vision, and values

  • Live or work in San Francisco, East Bay, or Silicon Valley

Mentors will be expected to:

  • Initiate weekly check-ins with their mentee (calls, texts, emails etc.).

  • Schedule in-person meet ups with their mentee at least 4 times throughout the course of the program (this can include Code2040 sponsored events).

  • Support mentee's professional growth throughout the program by helping them reach their goal

  • Participate in training specific to mentoring Black/Latinx entry level professionals

  • Attend the following events (more dates TBA):

    • Mentor Meet n Greet on October 24th, 2019 (evening)

    • Closing Event on February 20th, 2020