Thought I’d share a couple of links relating to a unique organisation in New York: they have premises and staff, and they say:
The Recurse Center is a self-directed, community-driven educational retreat for people who want to get better at programming, whether they’ve been coding for three decades or three months
Their funding model is to act as a recruiter for people’s next position, and use the recruitment fees as their income. In normal times they also offer grants.
Here’s a slide deck from someone who recently got the benefit.
And here’s their newsletter on items of interest: