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Connecting Communities. Creating Opportunities.
We equip students in under-resourced high schools with the skills, experiences, and connections that together create access to careers in technology.
The Problem
Four out of five students who pursue tech careers decide to do so in high school, but young people growing up in low-income circumstances have less access to computer science courses, internship opportunities, and role models that launch careers in tech.
Our Approach
With a volunteer teaching corps of hundreds of professional web and software developers, Code Nation mobilizes the tech community to provide tuition-free coding courses and work-based learning programs to students who attend under-resourced schools.
Challenge
Gaps in access to tech education perpetuate inequity and leave tremendous potential untapped.
$46,435
A majority of students in Code Nation partner schools grow up in households with income less than $46,435 per year for a family of four.
8%
8% of students who attend under-resourced high schools earn a degree in a STEM-related field within 6 years of graduation.
15%
Less than 15% of the tech workforce identifies as Black or Latinx.
26%
Less than 26% of the tech workforce identifies as female.
Our Impact
Code Nation programs promote career readiness, socioeconomic mobility, and workplace diversity.
$84,580
Code Nation prepares students for in-demand computing and technology jobs, where the average salary is $84,580 per year.
74%
74% of our reported alumni who completed two or more years of Code Nation programs are currently majoring or employed in a STEM-related field.
77%
77% of Code Nation students identify as Black or Latinx.
45%
45% of Code Nation students identify as female.
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Code Nation programs are made possible by the volunteers, schools, company partners, and supporters who give time, money, and resources to create opportunities for our students. Learn more about the many ways you can support our work.
Volunteer
Our courses are taught by professional web and software developers on a volunteer basis. Sign up to become a volunteer teacher and inspire the next generation of technologists.
Donate
Code Nation relies on charitable donations to run our programs for hundreds of students in NYC and the Bay Area. Learn about all the ways you can support our work.
Company Partners
We partner with companies to offer students work-based learning experiences that promote career readiness. Explore how your company can make an impact with our community.
School Partners
We partner with schools where at least 75% of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch. Find out how you can bring Code Nation programs to your school.
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