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GET IN THE GAME

Discover the skills and support you need to level up and unlock amazing opportunities in the world of gaming and tech

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THE CHALLENGE 

Overcome Barriers to Meaningful Work

The skill gap for under-served populations to enter technology jobs is rapidly expanding.

Despite growth projections in the IT sector, women, people of color, and minoritized individuals can find it challenging to enter and stay in the IT industry.

As our workplaces are rapidly transforming many people are at risk of being left behind. 

We started 518 Game Changes to clear a path to digital skills attainment and create opportunities for income growth and career advancement.

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518 Game Changers is leveraging the power of gaming to create a more equitable tech sector.

Supporting pathways into gaming and technology does not happen with an single organization approach. They require the creation of interlinked ecosystem among many organizations across different sectors.

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Real-World Career Trajectory

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Social Enterprise

Built on Collective Impact

Paid Training

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A free program that gets you to work.

Interested in participating?

Get on the list below. 


Applications are being accepted for interested community members (ages 18-24) in Rensselaer County.

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We're a Business on a Mission

We are developing 518 Game Changers as a social enterprise where you can use your skills, resources, and experience to deliver social impact.

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Partner With Us

Thank you for your interest in 518 Game Changers. For any inquiries, partnerships, or sponsorships, please contact us today. We’ll be happy to give you the information you need.

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Multiplayer Partnerships

We are still in beta mode, but we have been working with some incredible partners.


It is better when we team up!

Groff Networks

Tech Valley Game Space

SEAT Center

SNUG Troy

Rensselaer County Probation

Rensselaer County One-Stop Career Center

Troy Area United Ministries

The Connect Center

Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce

Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region 

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