Lambda School was founded on the belief that while potential is evenly distributed across society, opportunity is not. Since we started in 2017, our mission has been to close the gap between potential and opportunity by removing barriers that stand in the way of a better education, a better career, and a higher income. All our operations – from the way we teach our courses to the way we help students finance their education – have been designed to prioritize accessibility and to align our success with the success of our students.
We are still a young and growing company, and today, we are sharing our first Diversity Report. We know we have a lot to learn, and we believe the best way to make progress is to make the data accessible in a way that will enable us and our community to measure our performance over time. This report includes data and demographics on both our students and staff, though we may not always release these data sets together.
We designed this initial report to paint a comprehensive picture of Lambda School today, a picture that reveals two important insights. First, our accessible educational model effectively opens doors for underrepresented and underserved groups eager to work in the tech sector. For these groups, Lambda can serve as an important engine for economic mobility and help overcome systemic barriers that have traditionally stood in the way of upward mobility. Second, the staff of our school does not yet reflect the diversity of our student body.
Just as we are committed to reporting regularly on the Outcomes of Lambda School, we are committed to consistent transparency and accountability around diversity. We plan to release this data annually, along with the lessons we’ve learned and updates on how we’re working to make Lambda School a more inclusive, equitable place to work and learn.
You can view the full 2020 Lambda School Diversity Report here.