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Changing the Face of Technology

We prepare the next generation of technologists, innovators and entrepreneurs with the skills they need to be leaders in creating a more equitable and safe future for everyone.

About Us

We're on a mission to help students succeed.

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The Problem

Lack of access

From preschool through high school, underrepresented students of color disproportionately lack access to high-quality schools and teachers to develop fundamental knowledge, peers and role models to develop interest in computing, and computer science courses to prepare for college.
— Scott, Allison, et al. Kapor Center for Social Impact, 2018, pp. 1–34, The Leaky Tech Pipeline: A Comprehensive Framework for Understanding and Addressing the Lack of Diversity across the Tech Ecosystem.
The Problem

Diversity of Tech Workforce

Although 21% of computer science degree earners are Black or Latinx, they comprise just 10% of technical employees in the tech workforce, limiting access to high-wage, high-growth occupations and limiting the benefits of a diverse workforce.
— Scott, Allison, et al. Kapor Center for Social Impact, 2018, pp. 1–34, The Leaky Tech Pipeline: A Comprehensive Framework for Understanding and Addressing the Lack of Diversity across the Tech Ecosystem.
The Problem

Lack of Opportunity

The lack of opportunity to participate in the technology sector in meaningful numbers reduces opportunities for economic mobility for women and underrepresented people of color (PolicyLink, 2015). These disparities in economic opportunities have the potential to further exacerbate economic inequality by race and gender (Manyika et al., 2015)
— Scott, Allison, et al. Kapor Center for Social Impact, 2018, pp. 1–34, The Leaky Tech Pipeline: A Comprehensive Framework for Understanding and Addressing the Lack of Diversity across the Tech Ecosystem.
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Our Method

A rigorous and culturally relevant curriculum

We have designed a rigorous and culturally relevant curriculum that spans from introduction to coding to preparation to take AP computer science. As part of our curriculum, students meet and connect with industry mentors from similar cultural backgrounds where they learn about their journey and what a typical day looks like at their workplace. We believe it's important for students to see and meet role models and mentors to provide inspiration and guidance for educational and workforce pathways in STEM.

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300+
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83%
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Impact

The impact we're having

Since 2018, we have served over 200 students at the Junior Center of Art and Science, The David E. Glover Education and Technology Center, REACH Ashland Youth Center, and San Leandro High School.
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