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Community Online Academy

So much of our lives have been disrupted. For the fortunate ones of us that have our job and can be at home, we have new challenges of balancing work, kids, life all in close quarters – all while having fear of staying healthy and for loved ones.

Over the past few weeks at Next Jump, we have created a Community Online Academy – a full day of free courses for kids and adults that is now taking place every Thursday.

by Greg Kunkel

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COA Community Growing across 30+ countries

what our attendees are saying?

It helps to unwind and refocus on our health, be it physical or mental, and that is extremely important. I am a caregiver for my aging mother and I move directly from my computer work to caring for the home and family. These courses remind me that I can take a breath in between and remember who I am...give a little self love.
Anonymous
PerksatWork Member
These self improvement courses are very timely considering our current health crisis and the resultant quarantines, business reconfigurations to telecommuting, and social distancing in general. They not only train, but they provide a structured learning schedule, optimism as they point toward returning to work, and they engage our minds away from the crisis.
Anonymous
PerksatWork Member
I'm so very grateful to my employer for offering this type of support to its employees. After the two sessions, I walked away with a renewed sense of hope and was encouraged to extend grace and understanding to my peers and colleagues. Thank you
Anonymous
PerksatWork Member
I honestly thought this was one of the best things to come of COVID. a community of individuals learning from very talented professionals and for those professionals to share is a great example of the world we live in. I was so impressed by the organization and dedication from the whole team, especially the organizers
Anonymous
PerksatWork Member
Looking forward to next week and hopefully they'll continue after lockdown. Really brought the world together seeing kids and adults taking part in the same activities from all different continents. Thanks.
Anonymous
PerksatWork Member
This was absolutely amazing for parents who are working. I could set the kids up on another device next to me so I could be aware of what was going on, but I didn't have to stop working during the class at all because the instructors were so engaged and well prepared. Thirty minutes is a great amount of time and breaking up the kids activities through the day gave them and me something to look forward to. This was a fantastic experience! Thank you!
Anonymous
PerksatWork Member
In these uncertain times, these classes not only were a lovely way to lighten up our day but also to get us moving. The girls work out was superb too. My 8 year old was so pumped. She kept asking when the next class was. I have already signed up for next week and literally forced two other colleagues to sign up as well. Thank you for making an impact.
Anonymous
PerksatWork Member
Thank you for this opportunity. It means more than you know! I had a very sad little boy who hasn't left the house in 6 weeks, and it started on his 6th birthday (March 12), who was on top of the world after taking the classes yesterday. His smile and excitement brought a tear to my eyes.
Anonymous
PerksatWork Member
I attended three COA sessions today and saw several of my colleagues attending some of the sessions. I received personal notes from them and they commented on the high level content/discourse in their sessions as well as several messages of thanks for connecting them with COA. The COA platform and content is professional development that we normally cannot access because of funding.
Anonymous
PerksatWork Member

recent guest speakers

Community online academy Team

Charlie Kim

Co-CEO & Founder of Next Jump
New York

Meghan Messenger

Co-CEO of Next Jump
New York

Tom Fuller

Head of Engineering
New York

Greg Kunkel

SVP, Co-Founder
Boston

Nayan Busa

Co-lead of COA
New York

Xuelan Zhang

Co-lead of COA
New York

Eric Lee

COA Business Dev.
Boston

Laura Robertson

COA Business Dev.
New York

Graham Laming

Engineer Lead
London, UK

James Hughes

Engineer Lead
London, UK

Miranda Lin

COA Business Dev
London, UK

Rosey Burchell

COA Business Dev
London, UK

Henry Wu

Engineer Lead
Boston

Christian Lemieux

Engineer Lead
Boston

Keith Orlando

Engineer
Boston

Shardul Dabholkar

Engineer
Boston

Vaishali Kshatriya

Lead of Marketing
New York

Steve Grealish

Marketing
New York

Kathy Moran

Marketing
New York

Gowrishankar L.

Engineer
New York

Becky Gooch

Marketing
London, UK

Awais Shah

Designer
Boston

Khoa Ho

Platform Engineer
Boston

Lei Guan

Platform Engineer
Boston

Aaron Liu

COA Help Desk Engineer
Boston

Richie Sajan

COA Help Desk Engineer
Boston

Shea Bohan

COA Help Desk
New York