Lambda School Partners with Code.org to Help Close The Tech Divide

Partnership provides path for more underrepresented youth to become software developers

At Lambda School our mission is to unlock everyone’s potential, regardless of their financial circumstances or previous work experience.

There is no upfront tuition cost to our students and admission to our school isn’t dependent upon past academic, employment or financial history - our focus is on what a student could be capable of learning. And their willingness to do so.

To help us expand our talent pool and amplify our impact, we’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Code.org to help bridge the tech skills gap and bring our curriculum to more underrepresented young adults. "Lambda School's unique program aligns with our mission by greatly extending computer science education opportunities to students without the financial burden," said Hadi Partovi, founder and CEO of Code.org.  "And even more impressive, is that the program helps place students in high paying jobs."

Code.org’s vision is that, just like biology, chemistry or algebra every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Furthermore, Code.org increases diversity in computer science by reaching students of all backgrounds where they are — at their skill-level, in their schools, and in ways that inspire them to keep learning.

This partnership will allow the more than 40 million students across the country involved in Code.org’s K-12 curriculum to further their coding skills here at Lambda School in order to enter the job market as a software developer.

To learn more about the partnership, visit our landing page here.

Code.org is a nonprofit supported by Amazon, Google, the Infosys Foundation, and Microsoft dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities in the tech sector. Currently, only one-third of U.S. public high schools offer computer science courses* and this accessibility gap disproportionately impacts black, Hispanic, poor and rural students.

*https://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2018/10/states_adopting_k-12_computer_science_policy.html

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