With local partner, Kapor Center, CSforALL will host the seventh national Computer Science Education Summit in Oakland, California this October
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The CSforALL team is enthusiastic to partner with the Kapor Center to bring this year’s Summit to the vibrant city of Oakland. The CS education community will experience the uniqueness, vibrant culture, and diversity of the city while exploring a three-day computer science education conference focused on equity,” Camie Belgrave, Senior Director, Programs and Partnerships, CSforALL.
Join us October 25–27, 2023 to share, learn and celebrate the #CSforALL movement. With our Oakland partner, Kapor Center, we’re looking forward to high-level conversations with national thought leaders highlighting strategies for equity in computer science education, removing barriers to access, building meaningful engagement for all students, and exploring ways to Strengthen the Movement through Equity.
“In order to truly build a more equitable tech sector, economy, and society, access to equitable and culturally responsive, computer science education for all is a necessity,” said Allison Scott, CEO of the Kapor Foundation. “Students from all backgrounds and communities — but particularly those who have been excluded from the opportunity to pursue CS — must be provided the tools and support to pursue technology-related careers and participate in our global economy. We are thrilled to be joined by such incredible partners in the effort to ensure the next generation will have access to transformative CS education.”
This year’s theme is Strengthen the CS Movement through Equity. It is crucial that we strengthen the #CSforALL movement by focusing on closing the education equity gaps. To achieve the ALL goal, we must strengthen the technology educational opportunities and access for students by reimagining and improving the education system with support and resources. Only then, no matter what a student’s background, each student will have access to a robust computer science education and career pathways.
Summit Local Partner:
CSforALL is proud to announce Kapor Center as our local partner for the 2023 Summit! The Kapor Center family of organizations — Kapor Foundation, Kapor Capital, and SMASH — all work collectively to dismantle racial and gender disparities and create a more equitable technology ecosystem. The Kapor Foundation has been committed to advancing equity in K-12 CS for over a decade through its research on disparities in CS, development and implementation of the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining CS Education Framework, and advocating for policy change through participation in the CSforCA coalition. The Kapor Foundation has helped train over 1,000 teachers in equitable CS pedagogy, has provided millions of dollars in grants to organizations engaged in this work, and is currently supporting efforts to expand CS education in Oakland, Detroit, and Atlanta.
This isn’t CSforALL’s and Kapor Center’s first time engaging in a partnership, CSforALL member, Kapor Center, has been an active in our national CS education work through numerous initiatives, including being a sponsor for the first Accelerator Program cohort supporting Detroit, MI; making a 2022 CSforALL Commitment; and participating as guest speakers in previous Summits.
CSforALL is eager to bring the CSforALL Community to Oakland with the support of Kapor Center!
“Oakland is honored to be the chosen destination for the CSforALL conference in October” commented Peter Gamez, President and CEO for Visit Oakland. “We are extremely proud that Oakland is one of the most diverse cities in the US. This vibrant mix of culture is represented in our community, cuisine, and activities. We look forward to welcoming the CSforALL participants and having them experience the genuine Oakland spirit throughout The Town,” said Peter Gamez, Chief Executive Officer, Visit Oakland.
Oakland celebrates its diverse community, artistic vibe, beautiful scenery, locally owned shops, multicultural food scene and civic pride. Located on the east side of the Northern California Bay Area, Oakland is bordered by 19 miles of coastline to the west and rolling hills to the east. Oakland comprises many neighborhoods — each with a unique personality offering a truly authentic experience.
Commit to Action in CS Education:
For the seventh year, CSforALL is excited to announce the opening of the 2023 CSforALL Call for Commitments for all types of organizations around the globe. CSforALL welcomes all stakeholders (nonprofits, corporations, school districts, universities, and more) to make CSforALL Commitments — which are new, specific, and measurable actions taken by organizations in support of achieving the ultimate goal of computer science education for ALL students. Early Bird Deadline: August 7, 2023
Thank You to Our Sponsors and Partners:
At CSforALL, we recognize that the national convening couldn’t happen without the support of individuals and organizations. CSforALL Summit Sponsorship provides robust and customizable sponsorship and/or exhibit opportunities for the local community and nationally.
About CSforALL: The CSforALL Mission is to make high-quality computer science an integral part of the education experience for all K-12 students by mobilizing and strengthening expertise, capacity, and knowledge of communities to support the next generation of problem solvers through systemic-change initiatives and partnerships. https://www.csforall.org/
About the Kapor Center: The Kapor Center is a recognized leader in the movement to enhance diversity and inclusion in the technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem through increasing access to tech and STEM education programs, conducting research on access and opportunity in computing, investing in community organizations and gap-closing social ventures, and increasing access to capital among diverse entrepreneurs. For more information on the Kapor Center and the Kapor family organizations, SMASH and Kapor Capital, visit www.kaporcenter.org.
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