Ergon Foundation, Inc. Awarded a Multi-Year Grant to Support the Mississippi Coding Academies

Pictured from left to right: Top row-Margarito Valencia, Tylon Seaton, Charllieya Smith, and Lauren David. Bottom row– Jana Branham, Alex Le, Herbert Brown, and Richard Sun

(Jackson, Miss.) Ergon Foundation, Inc. recently announced the provision of a five-year grant to the Mississippi Coding Academies, to support the expansion of IT education in Mississippi and give-back to the community, which helps to continue developing and growing a skilled workforce in Mississippi to meet the growing employer demand for technical professionals.
On September 16, 2019, instructors and coders from the Mississippi Coding Academies were invited to the Ergon headquarters for a tour of the facility, and to accept the generous donation. “We are humbled and appreciative of not only the generous gift from the Ergon Foundation, but also their support of our efforts to expand this life-changing opportunity to more people in the state,” said Herbert Brown, classroom instructor at the Jackson location.
“I believe in giving back to my local community by finding ways to promote Information Technology education and careers,” said Jana Branham, executive vice president & CIO at Ergon, Inc. “I am able to represent Ergon and be a champion for a great outreach like Mississippi Coding Academies”.

The Mississippi Coding Academies is a 501(c)3 non-profit launched in 2017, with locations in Jackson and Starkville, offering a no-cost, 11-month program to transform high school or college graduates into certified full-stack computer coders and web developers. In addition, an evening program for veterans, COMCAST Veterans Code, is available teaching front-end software development. For more information, visit www.mscoding.org.Technology education and careers,” said Jana Branham, executive vice president & CIO at Ergon, Inc. “I am able to represent Ergon and be a champion for a great outreach like Mississippi Coding Academies”.

The Mississippi Coding Academies is a 501(c)3 non-profit launched in 2017, with locations in Jackson and Starkville, offering a no-cost, 11-month program to transform high school or college graduates into certified full-stack computer coders and web developers. In addition, an evening program for veterans, COMCAST Veterans Code, is available teaching front-end software development. For more information, visit www.mscoding.org.