Code.org

Region of Impact
Global
Total funding
$5.5 million
Funding began in
2013
Focus
Education

Overview

Creating platforms and programs for people to learn code

What they do

Despite a growing demand for computer science skills, many students don’t have the chance to take computer science classes at their schools. This lack of exposure and opportunity to assess computer science as a possible career path is particularly damaging to girls and underrepresented minorities.

To address these gaps, Code.org is partnering with teachers and school districts to promote the study of computer science at all grade levels by communicating the value of computer science education to administrators and policymakers, developing new online curricula, exposing millions of students to their first coding experiences, and running the yearly global Hour of Code awareness campaign.

Since 2014, more than 300 million Hours of Code have been completed. Code.org has trained more than 50,000 U.S. teachers to begin teaching computer science and more than 16 million students have begun learning computer science through Code.org courses. Code.org has also supported efforts in 11 countries, 31 U.S. states, and more than 120 U.S. cities and school districts to expand access to computer science as part of the K-12 curriculum.

How we're helping

Google.org’s partnership has supported Code.org in many ways. Google’s visual coding language—Blockly—underpins much of Code.org’s educational content and platform. Googlers have volunteered their project management and engineering skills to Code.org. Hundreds of Googlers around the world have also traveled annually to CS Ed Week to introduce students to coding.

Project gallery

A Code.org student proudly shows off his certificate after completing a class.
A child and his instructor look at lessons online during a coding class.
A student and her instructor work together to solve a coding problem.