How it all works
We are not a short-term bootcamp. Our intensive two-step, four-year Fellowship focuses on building meaningful careers.
1. Pursuit Core
10-months to your 1st tech job
The journey begins with Pursuit Core, a rigorous curriculum that builds job-ready computer programmers with in-demand coding skills and industry smarts. Pursuit Core focuses on technical mastery, professional skills, and industry fluency to help graduates get their first job in tech and launch their careers.
2. Pursuit Advance
36-months to build your career
Helping our graduates get hired in their first entry-level software engineering job is just the start of our long-term commitment to their growth. Following Pursuit Core, we support our grads and help them progress in their careers through Pursuit Advance, a structured 36-month career support program.
Hired at leading tech companies
Pursuit Fellows are writing code as software developers at innovative tech companies.
From where you areto where you want to be
As a high school dropout, Ray thought he would never be able to leave his job as a mechanic. His full potential was untapped until he discovered Pursuit.
From $18k to $85k
Our programs are life changing. Fellow annual salaries on average have over quadrupled.
By training software engineers, we make direct economic and social impact on individuals, families, and communities.
Average Graduate Annual Income
“This program transforms lives. It not only changed my life, it changed my family’s life.”
Now a Software Engineer at Spotify
News & Updates
NYT: "Income Before: $18,000. After: $85,000. Does Tiny Nonprofit Hold a Key to the Middle Class?"
Tech and business reporter Steve Lohr writes about Pursuit's innovative training and financing model.
Open Letter to Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos
Pursuit joined civic, business, and tech leaders from across New York in signing an open letter to Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos.
A Look Back at a Year of Team Growth in 2018
From staff celebrations to a new 401k plan, 2018 was a big year of growth for our team.
The Sky's the Limit
"When you grow up surrounded by chaos, violence, and depression, it's hard to see the potential of a brighter future."
Meet BuzzFeed New York’s All-Women of Color, All-Pursuit Grad Developer Team
BuzzFeed New York’s mobile development team is all women of color — and all Pursuit grads.
My Bond with Pursuit
“Before, I was making minimum wage. Now, I'm working at one of the best ad-tech startups in the country.”