Coding for a Change is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing coding opportunities to underprivileged teenagers combined with real-world experience.
Geographic Reach: 56 countries
Number of applicants: 320
Total graduates: 27
Ethnicities:177 total, self-identified
Geographic Reach: 26 countries
Number of applicants:104
Total graduates: 25
Total number of mentors: 18
The purpose of Coding for a Change is to provide low-income high-school students from minority backgrounds with a free opportunity to learn basic web development skills and be introduced to the world of computer science. The program is designed to merge social activism with technology and allow students to promote the causes that matter most to them. Through a combination of guest speakers, mentorship, and professional development students are empowered to explore careers in STEM and bring about social change.
Our mission is to empower the youth to create change through technology.
Our vision is a world where every child has equal opportunity to make an impact.
I felt really excited and motivated to continue because I know how developing coding skills will help me in the future and also make me reflect on women in STEM and how important they are.
- María José Pérez Aguirre, Mexico
I learned a lot of things I didn't know. I was able to make a lot of bonds with others and I am very happy that I got accepted into this program.
- Sanjana Chundi, Florida
Unlike other online courses, this program made me feel like I was being personally supported by all kinds of professionals and changemakers.
- Michelle Zhang, USA
This course has really helped me learn about coding and I won't lose these skills and I will continue to improve. I never knew how much fun it is to code and build your own websites.
- H'Thabora Siu
Thank you to everyone that had this happen. I learned so much and had fun doing it. I plan to keep working on my website and use it to help my business.
- Margaret Underwood
It was an amazing opportunity and experience. I would love to be a part of this group again!