Forge
It's time to increase representation for BIPOC communities in tech.
Forge is launching our first-ever scholarship program to promote diversity in the tech industry.
Our programs help you discover and develop your talents.
Fall 2021 programs will be offered in person and online.
Forge looks different than your typical club, school, or community.
That's because we're a unique mix of all three.
Most of our programs are led by students like you. We believe that's a better way to learn.
What happens when students run their own school?
Our student teaching model means we are more agile than any university or big company and can transform our programs quickly as the world changes. It also means we can be better mentors and guides for you. We know where you might get stuck and how to guide you through those challenges because we've been in your shoes.

This also means the programs we offer are constantly changing and improving, enabling you to learn skills that are more up-to-date than what you might learn in a typical classroom. And we know what makes a lesson fun (or extremely boring), so we always design programs that we'd want to participate in ourselves.
No grades or tests, ever.
Shouldn't learning new stuff be fun?
We know we might be the first experience you have with a new skill, whether it be software development, graphic design, digital marketing, data science, or anything else that we offer. We love to make these experiences fun, safe, exciting, and free of traditional academic pressures or prerequisites.

That's why accessibility to all students is so vital to us. Regardless of your financial situation, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or even your past experiences - you have a place here.
We create opportunities for you to put your new skills to work.
Why wait to make an impact on the world?
We believe that people with the skills to make positive change have a responsibility to do so. That's why our curriculum, projects, and partnerships focus on how we can positively impact our communities.

The opportunities abound - from analyzing climate change data in our data science courses to learning digital marketing skills to help local businesses survive the impacts of COVID-19. Whatever you choose to do, we'll introduce you to ways you can use what you learn at Forge to make a positive impact today.
94%

of Forge students recommend
us to a friend
300+

company partners have hired
Forge students
1,000+

students served every year
All of this began in our community's first clubhouse in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Forge came to life in the little green house at #9 Elliewood Ave, right down the street from the University of Virginia.
Our team transformed a historic building on the UVA Corner into an always-buzzing hub of go-getter students. The clubhouse is filled with comfy couches, huge whiteboards, fast WiFi, extra monitors, and even a bean bag or two - so come hang out if you're in town! Not to mention, you can always catch up with our community across the world and online. Learn more about our community.
Our Sponsors and Hiring Partners
Brendan Collins
College Recruiter at Google
[Forge] is an incredible institution and like nothing else at any university we work with.
Thompson Eberline
Managing Director, S&P Global
Our interns were outstanding, delivering real value to the business and interacting with senior stakeholders, displaying maturity and skill beyond a typical college student or junior employee.
Peter Simonsen
Forge Alum, UVA '15
[Forge]'s programs showed me career paths I hadn't even considered at UVA, and it's where I found a job I absolutely love.