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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. The vast majority of the students on Code.org are from student groups historically underrepresented in computer science. Increasing diversity in computer science is foundational to our work, and we encourage you to read more about our efforts.
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For a closer look at our goals in closing gaps and increasing opportunity, you can review the ambitious 2025 goals we've detailed and how we determined those goals. We've also identified a number of large-scale, multiyear projects that would enable Code.org to reach an even greater scale in making CS a standard in education globally. Read about them in our Big Bets in Computer Science Education summary.
|Improve diversity in CS (US students)||45% of Code.org students are young women, 50% are students from marginalized racial and ethnic groups, and 45% of US students are in high needs schools. Read more about our approach to diversity.|
|Inspire students||Tens of millions have tried the Hour of Code. (1,467,443,864 served. 49% female)|
|Reach classrooms||2,248,711 teachers have signed up to teach our intro courses on Code Studio and 72,439,286 students are enrolled.|
|Prep new CS teachers||We've prepared more than 106,000 new teachers to teach CS across grades K-12. Learn about our professional learning programs.|
|Change school district curriculum||We've partnered with 180+ of the largest school districts and 60 regional partners to add CS to school curriculum. Learn about becoming a regional partner.|
|Set up policies to support CS||Policies changed in 50 U.S. states to establish CS education standards, make CS courses count towards high school graduation, etc. (details)|
|Go global||Our courses are available in over 67 languages, used in 180+ countries.|
In 2013, Code.org was launched by twin brothers Hadi and Ali Partovi with a video promoting computer science. This video became #1 on YouTube for a day, and 15,000 schools reached out to us for help. Since then, we've expanded from a bootstrapped staff of volunteers to build a full organization supporting 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, and we thank all the partners and individuals who have supported our impact over the years.
Code.org's global role in the K-12 computer science movement is only possible because we use a unifying approach across diverse and often divided stakeholders. At a time of increasing polarization, the idea of increasing opportunity for students unites people from across the political spectrum. Code.org's team members, students, teachers, and supporters have diverse and diverging viewpoints, and they are all welcome in our mission. Read more.
Code.org believes computer science is foundational for all students and we are committed to equity, access, and opportunity in our organizational values. To achieve this goal, we work to identify and eliminate barriers that prevent the inclusion and full participation of students and educators with disabilities. To learn more about our efforts, see our accessibility statement.
All curriculum resources and tutorials we author will forever be free to use and openly licensed under a Creative Commons license, allowing others to make derivative education resources for non-commercial purposes. If you are interested in licensing our materials for commercial purposes, contact us. Our courses are translated for worldwide use or by speakers of different languages. Our technology is developed as an open source project.
The Code.org Advocacy Coalition is a bipartisan coalition of corporations and nonprofits that work together to help establish federal and state policies to expand and sustain access to K-12 computer science and to broaden participation and diversity in the field. We bring together Republican and Democratic political leaders in common cause supporting expanding access to and participation in K-12 computer science.
Code.org is a member of the steering committee that helped establish the K-12 Computer Science Framework - a high-level guide for states, districts, and organizations implementing computer science education. The Framework has won the support of hundreds of academics, K-12 educators, software companies, nonprofits, and states.
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.
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.
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