About Us

Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, 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 should be part of core curriculum, alongside other courses such as biology, chemistry or algebra.

Diversity across 5M students in our courses


Code.org increases diversity in computer science by reaching students of all backgrounds where they are — at their skill-level, in their schools, and in ways that inspire them to keep learning. Read about our efforts to increase diversity in computer science.

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

President Obama does the Hour of Code:

Hour of Code has won the support of both Republicans and Democrats, and many celebrities

Our goals and metrics

Code.org Goal Accomplishment
Improve diversity in CS In our online courses, 42% of students are girls and 37% are black or Hispanic. In our high school classrooms, 34% are girls, and 60% African American or Hispanic.
Inspire students Tens of millions have tried the Hour of Code. (141,696,783 served. 48% female)
Create fantastic courses 99% of surveyed teachers recommend the Code.org intro CS curriculum.
Reach classrooms 201,301 teachers have signed up to teach our intro courses on Code Studio and 5,671,890 students are enrolled.
Prep new CS teachers We've prepared 16,000 new teachers to teach CS across grades K-12. Learn about our professional development programs.
Change school district curriculum We've partnered with 90 of the largest school districts to add CS to the curriculum. These districts teach almost 10% of all U.S. students and 15% of Hispanic and African American students. Learn about becoming a district partner.
Set up policies to support CS Policy changed in 16 states including CA, NY, FL, IL, OH.
Go global Our courses are available in 40+ languages, used in all 180+ countries.

"Every single day yielded the same results— 100% engagement." - Nina Nichols Peery, Teacher

"I knew this was a once-in-a-lifetime chance." - Mariana Alzate, 5th grader

More information, history, and philosophy

Code.org launched in 2013 as a bootstrapped 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 expanded to build a full organization supporting a a worldwide movement. We believe that a quality computer science education should be available to every child, not just a lucky few.

To support our goal, we do work across the education spectrum: designing our own courses or partnering with others, training teachers, partnering with large school districts, helping change government policies, expanding internationally via partnerships, and marketing to break stereotypes.

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.

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 are grateful for the generous support we’ve received from individuals and organizations who support our vision.

Code’s accomplishments (above) demonstrate our ability to leverage those dollars into strong outcomes. But given our nonprofit ambition that every child in every school should have access to computer science — to become literate citizens in today’s digital world and to test their interests in exploring CS further as a career — we have a long way to go to meet a fundraising goal that will support that vision.

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Please contact us if you, your company, or your foundation is interested in talking with our leadership team further to better understand our program and to explore options for investing in our work.

Code.org's 2014 IRS Form 990

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