JOIN CLASS 44 - APPLICATION CLOSES ON FEB 26TH, 2023
190+
GRADUATES NL
210+
GRADUATES WORKING IN NL
400+
GRADUATES WORKING WORLDWIDE

QUALITY OF IMPACT
OVER QUANTITY

Currently we aim to graduate at least 50 students annually, and -more importantly- at least 40 of them should find a job (80%). Training is merely a means to an end, as our goal is to help our graduates find a stable job with a decent salary (see also our core values here). We prefer quality over quantity.
Download the 2021/2022 progress report

THEORY OF CHANGE

In 2020/21 we conducted a study together with Avance Consulting to take a closer look at our impact beyond employment. 73 students took part in the survey.


FIRST FINDING
From the HYF graduates that found a job, 75% did not have a paid job before HYF.
SECOND FINDING
Those HYF grads that were employed before starting the HYF program saw a sharp increase in income. Before HYF 86% earned less than EUR2000 net per month (64% less than EUR1500 a month). After HYF, around 80% of the graduates who found a job, earn more than EUR2000 per month. This means an increase in household income, positively affecting family members. It also means an increase in tax revenues for the Dutch government.
THIRD FINDING
After graduation we help our students find a job. However, even those students that drop out during the program, or those that do not immediately find a job upon graduation, believe HYF increases their chances to find high-quality employment (an average of 4.1 on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being not at all and 5 all because of HYF).
FOURTH FINDING
Over 66% of the respondents said that HackYourFuture has helped them to start new meaningful friendships, and 66% also says they continue to stay in touch with the friends they made after graduation. More than 50% even describe these friendships as close and meaningful.
Download Theory of Change

“I was able to take control of my life...

...and make decisions based on what I think is right for me. Also, I was able to stop taking financial help from the government.

“I did not feel like a refugee during the HackYourFuture course.”

"Joining HYF affected my life in the most positive way"

I gained new skills and improved existing ones. I met with new people and built connections which is very important since I am in a new country.

“I was able to take control of my life and make decisions based on what I think is right for me.

...and make decisions based on what I think is right for me. Also, I was able to stop taking financial help from the government.
Anonymous Student / Graduate Testimonials