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Cognizant U.S. Foundation Announces $1M Grant to Code Nation

Code Nation’s impact is built on support from our community – they power every facet of our programming. From the volunteers who lead our programs, to the companies that open their doors for field trips, to the school-leaders who welcome us into their classrooms, Code Nation is a nationwide community that builds bridges for our students to access careers in tech. Most recently, Code Nation is thrilled to officially welcome the Cognizant U.S. Foundation into our growing network of supporters. 

Last week, the Cognizant U.S. Foundation announced a two-year, $1 million grant to Code Nation. This grant will help us to serve 3,500 students in New York City, Chicago, and the Bay Area. 

The grant was awarded to Code Nation as part of the Cognizant U.S. Foundation’s work to educate and train the next generation of workers across the United States. With an initial $100 million commitment, the Foundation supports STEM education and technical skills training designed to serve the communities in which we live and work. 

“Through collaboration with employers, and a focus on both education and professional development, Code Nation is changing the face of the technology workforce while promoting socioeconomic mobility for students who need it most,” said Kristen Titus, Executive Director of the Cognizant U.S. Foundation. “We are thrilled to help this organization reach even more students in the coming years.”

Since the launch of this partnership, Cognizant has demonstrated its commitment to increasing equity in tech education in a myriad of ways. In addition to providing resources to power our impact,  Cognizant employees have volunteered with Code Nation students directly and served as role models in the industry, through pair programming activities, career panels, and networking practice. Many groups of public high school students have visited Cognizant at their New York City offices, providing workplace experiences that inspire students to pursue careers in tech. 

We are endlessly grateful for champions, like the Cognizant U.S. Foundation, who join with us to support our students. The partnership with the Foundation will help us to expand our reach to even more students and shape the next generation of tech leaders. To learn more about The Cognizant U.S. Foundation, read the press release here or visit https://www.cognizantusfoundation.org/.