Nashville Software School Participates In GivingTuesday On November 29th

NASHVILLE, Tenn., – On Tuesday, November 29th Nashville Software School (NSS) kicks off its year-end giving season by participating in GivingTuesday, the global 24-hour online day of giving. As the nation’s first nonprofit software bootcamp, NSS set a goal to raise $5,000 on GivingTuesday to provide Opportunity Tuition for aspiring tech students in need. NSS increases access and opportunity to tech careers for motivated adults with an aptitude for tech. NSS is committed to reducing or eliminating financial barriers to tech careers with 68% of students in 2021 receiving financial support from NSS or its partners and providing onramps for underrepresented groups in tech, including women, Black people, Hispanic people, and veterans. 58% of their students in 2021 were from one or more underrepresented groups.

The school recently commemorated its 10th Anniversary along with graduating 2,000 students and 100 cohorts since its founding in 2012. NSS has an 88% job placement rate for students that graduated between July 2020 and June 2021 and partners with more than 400 local employers. NSS will release their 2022 Community Impact Report with more recent impact results in early December.

“We’re asking our alumni, partners and the Middle Tennessee community to contribute generously on GivingTuesday to help pay it forward for students who need financial assistance to reach their goal of becoming a software developer, data analyst, or data scientist,” says John Wark, founder and CEO, Nashville Software School.

Held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of radical generosity to transform communities and the world. It started in 2012 to encourage people to do good and was created by the 92nd Street Y in New York City. In the U.S., more than 240 communities participated in GivingTuesday and raised $2.47 billion in 24 hours in 2020.

Participants in GivingTuesday may support Nashville Software School by making a tax-deductible donation at on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.

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