APPLIED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

aka AIM Institute   |   Omaha, NE   |  www.aimforbrilliance.org

Mission

Our mission:
AIM is a not-for-profit that promotes technology to build brilliant communities. We accomplish this by providing:
● Tech learning experiences and mentoring for youth
● Online and in-person career resources to connect talent and employers
● Professional development programs for in-demand skills
● Crowdfunding and community services to creatives and entrepreneurs

Our vision:
AIM is the “go to" organization for tech talent.

Ruling year info

1991

Principal Officer

Dr. Kandace Miller

Main address

1905 Harney St Ste 700

Omaha, NE 68102 USA

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EIN

47-0749200

NTEE code info

Management & Technical Assistance (A02)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Management & Technical Assistance (B02)

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Our programs

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AIM’s Futures programs

AIM’s Futures programs ignite curiosity through tech learning experiences and mentoring for youth. Our programs include Graduate Twice, mentoring for at-risk youth; Brain Exchange, a tech learning space; and codeCraft, scenario-based STEAM workshops for youth, ages 7-17. To date, AIM Futures has reached more than 125,500 students through various educational programs. For more information, visit aimforbrilliance.org/futures/.

Population(s) Served

AIM’s Talent initiative connects talent and employers through online and in-person career resources. For more than 20 years, AIM has operated Careerlink.com, the region's top career development website. Our in-person career resources include the Mixer Series, a fresh take on traditional career fairs, and Tech Concierge, a program that connects tech talent with training and career opportunities. Each month, more than 140,000 unique visitors come to Careerlink.com in search of new opportunities.

Population(s) Served

AIM’s Events encompass a range of professional development resources, from training to networking opportunities. Our annual conferences include HDC (Heartland Developers Conference), a 3-day conference that offers in-depth training and peer-to-peer workshops; Infotec, the Midwest’s largest information management conference; and Big Omaha, an annual conference for the entrepreneurial community. To date, AIM has reached more than 34,500 tech professionals with its events and training programs. For more information, visit aimforbrilliance.org/events/.

Population(s) Served

AIM’s Ventures provides crowdfunding and community services to creatives and entrepreneurs. Our programs include Hatchfund, a free micro-philanthropy website; Silicon Prairie News, a media website that covers tech startups in the Silicon Prairie region; and the Exchange Building, an 8-story facility that is home to more than 30 key players in the Omaha startup ecosystem. To date, more than $10.1 million has been raised through crowdfunding to support creative projects. For more information, visit aimforbrilliance.org/ventures/.

Population(s) Served

AIM Brain Exchange is a tech learning space located at 1902 Howard Street in Omaha, NE. The facility is home to free, STEAM learning experiences for youth, ages 7-17. Its programming includes codeCraft Explorers, bi-weekly workshops that introduce youth to technology, and codeCraft Masters, bi-weekly "deep dive" sessions in coding for more advanced learners. For more information, visit careerlink.com/brainexchange/.

Population(s) Served

Graduate Twice provides mentoring for at-risk youth — encouraging them to stay in school, graduate and pursue rewarding careers. Middle- and high-school participants in AIM education programs engage in meaningful STEM activities

Population(s) Served

AIM codeCraft offers scenario-based STEAM learning experiences for youth, ages 7-17. Classes are held every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at Brain Exchange, located at 1902 Howard Street. The program offers two tracks, codeCraft Explorers and codeCraft Masters, both based on interest and ability — not age or grade. Each week, attendees are guided through the completion of a new project, which range from LED crafts to digital media production. For more information, visit careerlink.com/brainexchange/.

Population(s) Served

Set Your Aim on Technology encourages people to pursue tech careers. Through this campaign, AIM provides information about the five I’s of Information Technology careers: Integration, Investigation, Innovation, Inspiration and Illumination. Each IT career path utilizes different skills and encompasses unique specializations. For more information, visit careerlink.com/setyouraim/.

Population(s) Served

AIM Careerlink is the region's top career development resource. For more than 20 years, Careerlink has connected talent and employers, provided career advice and offered networking opportunities. Job seekers count on Careerlink as a trusted source for local job postings, and employers count on us as a qualified talent source. Each month, more than 140,000 visitors come to Careerlink.com in search of new opportunities. For more information, visit careerlink.com.

Population(s) Served

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APPLIED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

Board of directors
as of 05/04/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stephen Kaniewski