Best of Brooklyn: Low-income residents learn to code in Brooklyn

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Low-income residents in Brooklyn are learning to code as part of a new program.

If the resident makes less than $35,000 a year, they are eligible to apply to Access Labs.

Organizers say the new accelerated coding program at the Flatiron School in Dumbo is very popular.           

Students say they are getting the skills needed to work in technology and software engineering fields.

"Our students don’t have to pay a deposit or any payments until they receive a job, and most of our graduates have received a job within six months," Kristi Riordan, of the Flatiron School, says.        

Organizers from both Access Labs and the Flatiron School say many of their graduates start out making an average of $76,000 a year after finding a job.

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