Who We Are

Agile Charities is a nonprofit charity organization formed for the purpose of making the world a better place. Our focus is on elevating lives by helping the underserved find meaningful employment within the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We do so through a multitude of different initiatives such as a provision of role models and public speaking, guidance, counseling, direct training, program creation, standards development, collaboration and eventually, scholarships. It is our sincere desire to employ as many of the underserved as possible by helping them and their communities, provide a richer and more rewarding life.
In the short-term, we currently lead a 30-week MOOC (Massive Online Open Coursework) class on Python (the largest general purpose language in the US and the world) via the University of Michigan and Coursera. We meet each Thursday evening at 6 pm, mostly at Tuckahoe Library here in Richmond, VA, our home. Over the next 18 months we plan on providing training classes in decision analytics (the Data Science Specialization, a 36 week, 9 course series from John’s Hopkins via Coursera) to start within the next several months), and then JavaScript, Java, and .NET.
We also plan (for the longer term) on building in-house software, consulting in decision analytics, obtaining grants, and placing employees as a means of raising funds. Using in-house paid projects, we plan on giving our students real-world experience so that they can be better able to get jobs as full-stack software developers and decision analysts, and to make money for our mission.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Agile Charities Software Development and Consulting, Inc. (aka Agile Charities) is committed to providing an organization free of discrimination of all types including abusive, offensive or harassing behavior. Specifically, Agile Charities does not discriminate based on Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, National Origin, Disability, Age, Genetic Information, Pregnancy, and Veteran Status; as protected under Federal, State or Local Laws. Agile Charities prohibits Retaliation against a person who files a complaint of discrimination, participates in an agency proceeding, or otherwise opposes discrimination.

Agile Charities Articles of Incorporation 07/27/2015