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 42 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 38,000 classrooms, reaching 1.5M students
Improve diversity in CS 40% of our students are girls. 8% are black, 14% 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 10 districts are adding CS classes with us, including 3 of the largest 6
Set up policies to support CS Policy changed in 14 states including TX, FL, IL, OH.

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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 public 501c3, with support from the general public. Founded initially by Ali Partovi and Hadi Partovi, 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.