Volunteer with Code Nation!
Our Mission
Code Nation equips students in under-resourced high schools with the skills, experiences, and connections that together create access to careers in technology.
What We Do
We mobilize the tech community to help more young people access careers in tech.

With a volunteer teaching corps of 300 technology professionals and a powerful network of school and company partners, we bring coding courses and work-based learning programs to students who attend under-resourced high schools. Students leave Code Nation programs career-ready, with a holistic set of skills, competencies, and resources that set them up for success:

Technical skills
Professional skills
Connections in the industry
Workplace experience
Confidence and sense of belonging
Unlocking potential
Code Nation alumni will build careers that enable them to fulfill their full economic, social, and creative potential. As part of a new generation of tech leaders, our alumni will have the power to reduce wealth disparity, increase diversity in the industry, and develop technology that better serves our world.
Code Nation effectively propels students into tech careers and breaks deep-seated social and economic inequities in the tech industry.

Here are a few of the ways our community is making an impact:


67% of our reported alumni who completed two or more years of Code Nation programs are currently majoring or employed in a STEM field. Over half are studying or working in Computer Science.


We partner with schools where 75% or more of the student population qualifies for free or reduced price lunch.


During the 2019-20 school year, 77% of Code Nation students identify as Black or Latinx. 43% of our students identify as female.


During the 2019-20 school year, we are serving 1,435 students in 82 programs in New York City, Chicago, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Everyone can thrive here
At Code Nation, we believe that anyone can learn to code, and everyone should have access to careers in the thriving tech workforce. Our community builds bridges across social and economic divides and unites people with the power to change each others’ lives.
Our Future
The Code Nation community is growing quickly. Find out how you can join us today.

Founded in 2012 (and formerly known as ScriptEd), Code Nation is rapidly expanding to schools across New York City, Chicago, and the Bay Area. We hope to one day make our program available in cities across the United States. If you want your city to benefit from a program like ours, please send us a message.