About Treehouse

Our mission is to diversify the tech industry through accessible education and apprenticeship, unlocking the door to opportunity and empowering people to achieve their dreams.

Our Vision

Serve and place thousands of apprentices, raising their annual income significantly. This will create billions of dollars of generational wealth for hard-working families that have been locked out of the American dream.

We will do this by training and placing people from all backgrounds into apprenticeships. This will empower companies to invest in their neighborhoods, create balanced, diverse and inclusive teams, and support the livelihood of their local communities.

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Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI)

As we continue to grow and iterate, we have recognized our position to ensure we are leaders of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion in Tech. As educators, we naturally aim to teach folks through experiential learning, and have developed programs in house to support that mission.

Our pursuit of an equitable working environment seeks to address historic and current disparities so that each student, and employee can participate in enjoying a healthy, rewarding, and supportive work environment. We are committed to ED&I at every touchpoint and below are some examples for how we’ve begun to scratch the surface.

Our goal is to have the diversity of our team match the diversity of the United States. We are on the journey to ensure this equity within our organization, but we know we have a lot of hard work before we reach success.

  • We place emphasis on investing in women and people of color from local communities, to provide the opportunity for a career path with us and with partner companies.
  • We anonymize job applications to hide gender, age, ethnicity and education background. This helps us reduce hidden/unintended bias.
  • Because we know there are many avenues to receive an education, we do not require college degrees or certifications as job qualifications.
  • We’ve built an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Curriculum for Treehouse employees and partners, to roll out Spring 2019!
  • We actively find and close unfair pay gaps between men and women.
  • We work to understand and remove behaviors that hold women and people of color back in career progression.
  • We are building, and offering externally, new programs that promote and build into existing organizations structures to fight the current disparities that exist today.

Recent EDI Initiatives

  • 2018 Q2 - Ongoing: Reviewed policies to make them more inclusive (made 2 existing holidays flexible/floating; added language to allow moving other holidays as needed; removed he/she from handbook)
  • 2018 Q3: Added gender identity/preference to Slack
  • 2018 Q3: “Unbiased Interview” process for interviewing students
  • 2018 Q4 - Ongoing: Testing job postings for gender bias
  • 2018 Q4: Changed signage and added locks to bathrooms, to create gender neutrality as much as possible
  • 2018 Q4: Added “consider apprenticeship” to Request to Hire process
  • 2018 Q4: AllyShift (allyship) training - 10 team members participated; more spots available
  • 2019 Q1: Removed “what are your salary expectations” question from interviews

Proud to be a 2019 Sponsor of Portland Women In Technology

The Results

Race / Ethnicity

Note: Due to how the U.S. Census categorizes ethnicity data, total is higher than 100%

Note: Due to how the U.S. Census categorizes ethnicity data, total is higher than 100%

Gender

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Sustainability

Along with our employee perks and work life balance, we're proud to have an environmentally friendly office, consciously supporting our community with green practices.

Sustainability at Work: Silver Certified

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We're working hard to create the best educational experience ever, and we're always looking for great people to help us accomplish that vision.

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