Code.org

Seattle, WA   |  https://code.org

Mission

Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science as part of their core K-12 education.

Ruling year info

2012

CEO & Founder

Mr. Hadi Partovi

Main address

1501 4th Ave, Suite 900 Suite 900

Seattle, WA 98101 USA

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EIN

46-0858543

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Computer science drives innovation throughout the US economy, and is fundamental to 58% of new STEM jobs, but it remains marginalized throughout K-12 education with only 45% of schools teaching computer programming. As a result, there are severe inequities with respect to who is participating in this field, particularly among young women and students from historically underrepresented groups. Code.org is tackling the K-12 portion of this issue by working to include computer science in every school through curriculum and learning platform, teacher professional learning, advocacy, and awareness-building efforts.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

EDUCATE: Teacher professional learning

Instead of offering CS via an afterschool club, volunteer teachers, or requiring a new teacher hire, we determined it best to engage in professional learning for existing in-service teachers. Code.org and our national network of Regional Partners support professional learning for K-12 teachers nationally.

Population(s) Served

Through our work with legislators and through coalition building, our advocacy efforts support lasting changes for CS education.

Population(s) Served

Code.org raises awareness of the need for computer science education through our marketing, social media, and global Hour of Code movement which has engaged more than 15% of all students in the world.

Population(s) Served

Code.org has distinguished itself by creating and supporting free K-12 computer science curriculum that is delivered cross-platform, as opposed to downloads to single computers, allowing teachers and students to use computers, phones, and other portable electronic devices for learning. Our head-to-tail curriculum offers a sustainable approach to integrating CS education into schools for the long-term where classrooms can access our curriculum even if they don’t have a direct or formal partnership with Code.org. All curriculum resources are provided at no cost to schools.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of teachers trained

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Related Program

EDUCATE: Teacher professional learning

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of students who perform at average or above on standardized testing

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EDUCATE: Creating and curating cross-platform curriculum

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Students who passed the AP CS Principles exam in 2019

Number of policies formally established

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ADVOCATE: Changing computer science education policy

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

In 2019, 45 states adopted at least one of our nine policy recommendations. Learn more about these policies at https://advocacy.code.org/

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Code.org is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science as part of their core K-12 education.

Code.org intends to make the most significant impact through the following strategies:

1. Teacher Professional Learning. Code.org believes teacher professional learning (PL) in CS is the most effective way to build capacity for teachers to begin teaching CS in schools. Through our national network of Regional Partners, we provide K-12 with PL opportunities across our K-12 programs.

2. Curriculum. Our free curriculum programs across K-12 offers a sustainable approach to integrating CS education into schools. Classrooms can access our curriculum even if they don’t have a direct or formal partnership with Code.org.

3. Raising awareness. Code.org leads the global Hour of Code movement that seeks to introduce all students to CS through engaging tutorials. To date over 1 billion hours have been served globally.

4. Advocacy and coalition building. Through our work with legislators and through coalition building, our advocacy efforts support lasting changes for CS education.

The Code.org team is composed of leaders from tech, education, and the non-profit world. Our CEO, Hadi Partovi was part of the founding team of Tellme Networks, a voice-recognition startup, where he hired and managed a product team of 150 and helped grow revenues to $100M/year. Tellme Networks was acquired by Microsoft for approximately $850M. Hadi has served as an early advisor or investor at many tech startups including Facebook, Dropbox, Airbnb, and Uber. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Axon and Convoy. When Hadi founded Code.org, instead of hiring a professional manager he decided to run the organization full-time, shifting away from a very lucrative technology career to make computer science education his life mission. He has led Code.org throughout its 5 year history, establishing one of the largest and fastest-growing education movements in history.

Hadi and Code.org have received many awards in recognition of the impact of this work, including the Former Members of Congress Statesmanship Award, the Microsoft Alumni Foundation Integral Fellows Award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Common Sense Media 21st Century Learning Award, and the Techcrunch “Crunchies” Award for Social Impact.

The greater Code.org team includes engineers who have worked at Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and other notable companies, along with members of our curriculum, outreach, policy, and administrative teams who have experience in the K-12, university, industry, and non-profit worlds. The quality of our team and the work we do positions us to deliver on our goals.

So far, every project we’ve undertaken has become the most successful in its category:
When we launched the Hour of Code we aimed to reach 10M students. In the first week 20M participated. (6 years later, it’s 1B student served)
Each of our courses (CS Fundamentals, CS Discoveries, and CS Principles) has become the most popular in its category within 1 year of launch
We aimed to improve diversity in computer science. Our students are 45% female, 50% underrepresented groups -- significantly higher than historical participation
Our teacher training has become the largest program for CS teachers nationally with over 105,000 teachers served to date
Our advocacy team has helped 50/50 U.S. states establish policies to expand CS in schools.

Our effectiveness is partially because our team demands nothing short of success, but mostly because of the tremendous collaboration and support from teachers, schools, partners, donors, and politicians.

We are focused on continued growth across the US as well as expanding our programs globally.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Code.org

Board of directors
as of 10/9/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Hadi Partovi

Code.org

Brad Smith

Microsoft

Bobby Schnabel

University of Colorado Boulder

Robert Runcie

Broward County Public Schools

Jeff Wilke

Amazon

Hadi Partovi

Code.org

Palvi Mehta

Extrahop

Sunil Parekh

Infosys

Vandana Sikka

Learnee, Inc.

Alfred Lin

Sequoia Capital

Anne Dinning

D.E. Shaw& Co.

Susan Enfield

Highline Public Schools

Hanna Skandera

Mile High Strategies

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/09/2020

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.