About Us

Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Code.org organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world, and provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States. Code.org is supported by generous donors including Microsoft, Facebook, the Infosys Foundation, Google, Omidyar Network, and many more.

Diversity of students in our courses

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.

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Our goals and metrics

Code.org Goal Accomplishment
Improve diversity in CS In our online courses, 45% of students are girls and 48% are underrepresented minorities. 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. (401,732,637 served. 49% female)
Create fantastic courses 99% of surveyed teachers recommend the Code.org intro CS curriculum.
Reach classrooms 562,301 teachers have signed up to teach our intro courses on Code Studio and 18,405,710 students are enrolled.
Prep new CS teachers We've prepared 56,000 new teachers to teach CS across grades K-12. Learn about our professional learning programs.
Change school district curriculum We've partnered with 120 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 regional partner.
Set up policies to support CS Policies changed in over 20 U.S. states (see details), with ongoing work in over 30 states (see details)
Go global Our courses are available in 45+ languages, used in all 180+ countries.

Source: Code Studio Activity and surveys of participating educators

"Every single day yielded the same results— 100% engagement." - Nina Nichols Peery, Teacher

"I knew this was a once-in-a-lifetime chance." - Mariana Alzate, 5th grader

"I have never, ever seen my students so excited about learning." - Frank Martinez, Teacher

More information, history, and philosophy

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.

Our commitment to free curriculum and open source technology

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 Advocacy Coalition

The Code.org Advocacy Coalition is a bipartisan coalition of corporations and nonprofits that work together to help establish federal and state policies to expand and sustain access to K-12 computer science, and to broaden participation and diversity in the field.

K-12 Computer Science Framework

Code.org is a member of the steering committee that helped establish the K-12 Computer Science Framework - a high-level guide for states, districts, and organizations implementing computer science education. The Framework has won the support of hundreds of academics, K-12 educators, software companies, nonprofits, and states.

Code.org Donors

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.

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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.

Code.org's 2014 IRS Form 990
Code.org's 2015 IRS Form 990

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