Moving between Black History month and Women’s History month, and embracing the complex intersections between them has given one educator moments to reflect on how identity can be a vehicle that drives and liberates us.

Image for post
Image for post
Photo Credit: @Stephen Kibunja/School of Intercultural Computing

It’s bewildering how identity can be empowering and disempowering, personal and impersonal at the same time. If I (Ariam Mogos) were to use myself as an example, my identities of Black, woman and first generation have all been an immense source of both pride and pain. These identities have kept harmful dominant narratives intact that have shaped my life experiences, and in turn they’ve been…


This year at CSforALL, we’re excited to celebrate Women’s History Month by recognizing 31 young women in the #tech community that represents, advocates, and highlights that women in the tech sector is a must to move forward. Keep checking back daily….

1. Ama Koranteng, Ph. D Student, Johns Hopkins University

Image for post
Image for post
Ama Koranteng, Ph. D Student, Johns Hopkins University

2. Christina Li, Starship Software Engineer, SpaceX


As we close Black History Month, we look back at all the Black/African-American women and men that we highlighted for their work to change the computer science industry, and acknowledge Black History Month is more than a month. #BlackHistoryAlways

Image for post
Image for post
CS Leaders Highlighted for 2021 Black History Month

We recognize that our effort of highlighting Black/African-American women and men in the tech industry, specifically in CS, is truly endless. Additionally, we acknowledge that Black History Month is so much more than a month. As the year progresses, our efforts will continue with uplifting and highlighting Black/African-American women and men that are changing the computer science industry.

Watch our recent…


For this year’s #BlackHistoryMonth, CSforALL’s Member, All Star Code, highlights two young men of color and their pathway to a successful career in technology.

Image for post
Image for post
Gary Coltrane (right) presenting DayStrive with Executive Director Danny Rojas and fellow Scholar De Andre King at All Star Code’s 2019 Summer Benefit

All Star Code is building one of the largest pipeline of Black & Brown talent for the innovation economy. We are pleased to introduce you to two of our incredible Scholars who embody the power of the pipeline. Gary and Djassi were high school students in New York City when they joined All Star Code in 2014. …


During #BlackHistoryMonth, CSforALL highlights member CodeCrew and their Executive Director’s, Meka Egwuekwe, work to nurture and build tech thinkers and doers that look like all of us.

Image for post
Image for post
Students at a CodeCrew Program

I (Meka Egwuekwe) attended Morehouse College, an Historically Black College in Atlanta, where the great educator Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays was president. Dr. Mays had a saying that “He who is behind in the race of life must run twice as fast as the man in front.” Black and historically underrepresented Americans have very strong headwinds ahead of us in areas like tech, the largest segment of our economy. Many of us believe…


For this year’s #BlackHistoryMonth, CSforALL’s Member, TECH CORPS, highlights two young women of color and their pathway to a successful career in technology.

Image for post
Image for post
(l-r): TECH CORPS National Executive Director, Lisa M. Chambers, Kasey Wilson, instructor, and Ruwayda Jama, volunteer, at the 2019 TECHCORPShack.

As a young woman of color living in an economically challenged neighborhood, finding a pathway to a successful career in technology is commonly out of reach. Kasey Wilson and Ruwayda Jama both faced hardships growing up in Columbus, Ohio. Kasey is the daughter of a widowed veteran who taught himself how to repair computers by borrowing books from the library. Kasey’s father wanted her to follow in his footsteps and enlist in the military. …


Even in an unimaginable, dumpster fire year, CSforALL is proud of everything we accomplished in 2020 and optimistic for the year 2021

Image for post
Image for post
Image Credit: Trust Ed

In a year where being agile, innovative and proactive wasn’t an option, we, as an organization, were tested and stretched in our mission’s delivery as many across the nation were. We look back at 2020 proud of our team’s effort, inspired by the CSforALL (Computer Science for ALL) communities’ resilience and thankful for our funders, partners, and extended networks. Together we continued to advance a crucial national mission under many on-going uncertainties.

Before we go full steam ahead…


2020 #CSforALL Commitment Maker, Bay Area Youth Computer Science Council, Shares Reflections on the Organization’s — Almost Two Year — Journey

Image for post
Image for post
Jessica Song, Founding Member and Head Officer of Education (center) with three event attendees, July 2019

In March 2019, three high school students who were interested in CS — and boba — congregated at the San Mateo County Office of Education with Dr. Emily Thomforde to discuss their hopes and fears for the future of CS Education. Brainstorming on a large whiteboard, they wrote down all of their ideas, ranging from hosting inclusive panel events about different fields of CS to organizing free online CS resources for high school students.

I, Supriya Lall, Founding Member…


Tech Kids Unlimited has made a 2020 #CSforALL Commitment to Design Computer Science Learning for Neurodiverse Students during COVID.

Image for post
Image for post
Zoom meeting with 24 participants. Most participants have their cameras turned on, and a few have their names displayed in place of their image. Many of the participants are waving both hands in the air next to their heads to show silent applause.

At Tech Kids Unlimited (TKU), a NYC-based out-of-school time education organization that was piloted in 2009 and received its not-for-profit status in 2014, we work with neurodiverse students, so accessibility and engagement have always been front and center. At TKU, students’ possibilities are unlimited — when they are taught in a supportive and motivational way, the sky’s the limit. TKU staff is accustomed to taking each student’s unique learning needs into consideration as programs and curricula are planned. TKU was recently…


New Commitments Reflect Efforts from Schools, Cities, Nonprofits, and Industry to Advance Computer Science Education Across the U.S. and Around the Globe

Image for post
Image for post
Today we announce 127 organizations have made 165 commitments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YORK, NY, NOVEMBER, 17, 2020 — Today, at the virtual CSforALL Commitments Showcase, CSforALL announced new commitments from the CS education community to advance computer science education for all youth, including highlighting promising new work in response to the impacts of the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice on the computer science (CS) education movement. …

CSforALL

The national hub for the Computer Science for All movement, making high-quality computer science education an integral part of K-12 education in the US.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store