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.
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:
|Improve diversity in CS||In our online courses, 45% of students are girls and 45% are black or Hispanic. In our high school classrooms, 37% are girls, and 56% African American or Hispanic.|
|Inspire students||Tens of millions have tried the Hour of Code. (252,993,896 served. 49% female)|
|Create fantastic courses||99% of surveyed teachers recommend the Code.org intro CS curriculum.|
|Reach classrooms||329,586 teachers have signed up to teach our intro courses on Code Studio and 11,101,981 students are enrolled.|
|Prep new CS teachers||We've prepared 31,000 new teachers to teach CS across grades K-12. Learn about our professional learning programs.|
|Change school district curriculum||We've partnered with 100 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 17 states including CA, NY, FL, IL, OH.|
|Go global||Our courses are available in 45+ languages, used in all 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.
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 noncommercial purposes. If you are interested in licensing our materials for commercial purposes, contact us. Our courses are translated for worldwide use or by English language learners. 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.
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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