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Ed Farm equips educators in schools and communities with innovative tools and strategies that support active learning for all students.


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An inventive world where all people have access to everything they need to fill or create the jobs of the future.

Waymond Jackson CEO

Ed Farm was launched in February 2020 out of an idea to rethink and reimagine education through technology. We are proudly and intentionally headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama: a city that has, for generations, experienced educational inequity and the lasting legacy of segregation. At Ed Farm, we envision an inventive world where all people have access to the resources, skills, and opportunities they need to fill or create the jobs of the future. We do this through our signature programs, including Ed Farm’s Student Fellows, Teacher Fellows, Pathways, Code Clubs, and Classroom of Tomorrow. Each is a first-of-its-kind program designed to engage students, educators, and adult learners in innovative digital skills experiences that better prepare them for the 21st-century workforce.

Through our existing partnership with Apple, we have the opportunity to expand our work into Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) through the Propel Center. The Propel Center will be a physical and virtual campus that will work with HBCU leaders to revolutionize the experiences of HBCUs and their students. Via a physical campus and digital learning tools, hundreds of thousands of students from all 101 HBCUs will have the opportunity to connect with the brightest minds in the world on their way to becoming civic-minded leaders and entrepreneurs.

Since our founding, Ed Farm has remained consistent in our work to support educators and learners of all backgrounds. Ed Farm continues to be a valued partner to communities in Birmingham and beyond that are committed to eliminating the barriers to equity and access in the tech industry. I invite you to navigate our website to learn more about Ed Farm’s mission and vision, our transformational programs, and our impressive leadership team and executive board.

– Waymond Jackson, Jr.

Anthony Oni

VP Corporate Communications, Southern Company Gas

April Benetollo

CEO, Momentum Leaders

Bing Edwards

Secretary to the Board, Fortif Law Partners, LLC

Jay Brandrup

Principal, Kinetic Communications

Myla Calhoun

VP Birmingham Division, Alabama Power

Nichole Francis Reynolds

VP & Head of Global Government Relations, ServiceNow

key industry partners

FAQ

where is Ed Farm located?

Ed Farm is located at 1914 4th Ave N, Suite 200, Birmingham, Alabama, 35203. Please email [email protected] to schedule a visit.

what curriculum does Ed Farm use?

Ed Farm uses Apple’s Everyone Can Code and Everyone Can Create curricula in combination with our internally developed Cultivate Change curriculum. You can access the digital books for free using Apple Books.

is Ed Farm a statewide initiative?

Currently, Ed Farm works with Birmingham City Schools and adult learners in the Greater Birmingham area. Ed Farm started its statewide expansion of the Teacher Fellows program in 2020 and will be in 20 other schools across the state by the start of the 21-22 school year. We are also expanding out of state with a Teacher Fellows Virtual Academy to begin early 2021 in partnership with North Carolina schools.

is Ed Farm a nonprofit organization?

Ed Farm is the signature program of TechAlabama, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to encourage, inspire, and ignite children and adults to discover and explore technology, learn to code, and pursue STEM careers.