About Us

Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

Code.org's work and growth covered by CBS This Morning:

Our goals and metrics

Code.org Goal Accomplishment
Inspire students 45 million students have tried the Hour of Code.
Create fantastic courses 99% of teachers recommend the Code.org intro CS curriculum
Reach classrooms Our intro course is in 46,000 classrooms, reaching 1.5M students
Improve diversity in CS In our online courses, 40% of the students are girls. In our high school classrooms, 34% are girls, and 60% African American or Hispanic
Go global Our courses are available in 30+ languages, used in 170+ countries
Train new CS teachers We trained 700 new teachers in summer 2014.
Change school district curriculum 30+ districts are adding CS classes with us, including 3 of the largest 6
Set up policies to support CS Policy changed in 15 states including TX, FL, IL, OH.

More information, history, and philosophy

Code.org launched in 2013 as a hobby project of co-founders Ali and Hadi Partovi. Our initial work was a video that became #1 on YouTube for a day, and 15,000 schools reached out to us for help. Since then, we've worked to build a worldwide effort to help schools teach computer science.

Our work builds upon decades of effort, by countless organizations and individuals who have helped establish, fund, and spread computer science education. We're thankful to benefit from the tireless help of the broader computer science education community.

We believe that a quality computer science education should be available to every child, not just a lucky few. All curriculum resources and tutorials we author are free to use under a Creative Commons license, and our technology is developed as an open source project.


Code.org® is a registered public 501c3 nonprofit, with support from the general public. We've been overwhelmed by small and large acts of generosity from individuals and organizations who support our vision.

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For federal and local advocacy, Code.org collaborates with our sister organization, Computing in the Core.

Computing in the Core (CinC) is a non-partisan advocacy coalition of associations, corporations, scientific societies, and other non-profits that strive to elevate computer science education to a core academic subject in K-12 education. Learn more about Computing in the Core.