We equip students in under-resourced high schools with the skills, experiences, and connections that create access to careers in technology.
13. Financial Sustainability – funding breakdown: please list a quick breakdown of your funding, indicating an estimated percentage that comes from each source.
Private Foundation - 30%
Donated Goods Services - 24%
Corporate - 23%
Individual Contributions - 16%
Earned Revenue - 7%
15. Growth Strategy: What are your main strategies for scaling your impact?
Our curriculum is open source and accessed by other organizations. With the Robin Hood Foundation and McKinsey, we codified what is most critical to success for expansion: Child Poverty Rate, Tech Presence, Philanthropy, and Quality of Public Transit. We identified 15 target geographic regions that demonstrate a need and have identified corporate partners to help us begin this work. We see tremendous potential to reach more students by bringing on additional partners to build our pipeline. We are also hoping to expand in our current regions (i.e. Richmond and South Bay in the Bay Area).
16. Activating changemakers: How are you giving people the power to control their own destiny and support other people to become changemakers in their communities?
Code Nation’s program is ultimately a pathway toward economic security for youth from under-resourced communities, who will shape the future of tech. Code Nation’s 10 year goal is to prepare 20,000 youth from low-income communities for the tech workforce. Collectively, they can generate $1B in incremental annual income for themselves & their families - an impact that will reverberate for generations to come. We disrupt the narrative of youth simply existing as consumers; they are active creators- the future will be in their hands as they build and innovate tech that better serves our world.
17. Awards & Recognitions: What awards or recognitions, if any, has the project received so far?
PropelNext Award (Edna McConnell-Clark), MIT Solve Award, Winburne Award from SXSW, TFA Social Innovation Award, Emerging Innovator Award from Amex, Ashoka - My Voice Our City Award, American Dream Award, White House as a Champion of Change for Tech Inclusion under the Obama Administration, ft. in the Smithsonian, NY Times, Time, Huffington Post, CBS, + Chronicle of Philanthropy
18. Tell us about how collaborations and partnerships would enhance the scalability and impact of your project
We rely on partnerships with schools and companies to execute our program. We leverage relationships with companies that have a national presence to expand our reach to new locations. We've leveraged partnerships with McKinsey, Robin Hood, Dropbox, Edna McConnell Clark, Stephen and Ayesha Curry's Eat Learn Play Foundation, and more, to receive pro bono support in strategic planning, rebranding, marketing, program design and evaluation, and scaling.