Mission Main Street – Fighting Local Poverty with Clean Code

Greane Tree Technology needs your vote to qualify for a $100,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase. Greane Tree would use the grant to build a software development apprenticeship program for low-income people. The program would put folks living in poverty on a potentially lucrative career path by training them to code. It would also build a pool of local talent to meet the constant demand for skilled software engineers.

JPMorgan Chase offers $100,000 Mission Main Street Grants® to small for-profit businesses to honor the role they play in local communities. To be eligible, businesses must get 250 votes by June 19, 2015. Please vote for Greane Tree!

Greane Tree Technology President Annmarie Lanesey is a passionate believer in giving low-income people the tools they need to get themselves and their families out of poverty. A Head Start graduate herself, she has volunteered for years for the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) and, more recently, for Margination.

As Greane Tree Technology president, Annmarie is constantly on the lookout for talented software engineers.

To address both needs, Greane Tree Technology will launch an apprenticeship program to train people in its signature high-quality software engineering practices. Annmarie is already working with CEO to start this program; a $100,000 grant would put the program on a strong foundation and catalyze rapid progress.

Greane Tree Technology has a main street mission to develop local talent and the local economy by giving people needed skills. Please vote by June 19 to make us eligible for a Mission Main Street Grant. And please tell your friends. (Note: you need a Facebook account to vote.)

Thank you for your support!