About Pursuit

Pursuit trains adults with the most need and potential to get their first tech jobs, advance in their careers, and become the next generation of leaders in tech.

 
 
 
 

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. 

 
 
 
 

Pursue Your Potential

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

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“This program transforms lives. It not only changed my life, it changed my family’s life.”

MARLON R.
Pursuit Fellow
Now a Software Engineer at Spotify

 
 
 
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Announcing Future Fintech Leaders

We are very proud to partner with the FinTech Innovation Lab New York to launch Future Fintech Leaders.

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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.

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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.

 
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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.

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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."

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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.

 
 
 

Supported by leading funders and companies