Our Impact

We’re training the next generation for the jobs of tomorrow.


What drives us is the belief that coding is the key to social mobility.

That’s why we’re preparing young people with the programming skills they need to succeed in our tech-driven world.


Our Reach

40
states

40,000 hours of coding instruction

11
countries


We’re Inspiring the Next Generation of Coders

97%

of students said their interest in coding has increased since taking our classes.

94%

of students want to continue to learn how to code.

87%

of students who participate in a full-year of our codeConnects program complete the equivalent of 1-2 years of college-level courses.

Our programs directly empower students with:

  • Early access to coding education

  • Confidence to enter a variety of tech fields

  • Individualized encouragement & personal instruction

  • Employable proficient skills in emerging fields of computer science

  • Real world applications & inspiration to the many sectors their coding skills can be used

  • Cultivate invaluable relationships with mentors and industry professionals

Achieving Diversity in Tech.

There is no one-size-fits-all to coding education. Diversity in computer science requires diverse approaches so we’ve developed a range of innovative programs to ensure diversity in tech is achieved.


78% of our students are from groups underrepresented in the field of computer science

minorities

44%

minorities

girls

38%

girls

low ses

26%

low SES

Learning Disabilities

13%

with learning disabilities

rural communities

9%

from rural communities

Our Long-Term Impact

Increasing Number of Coders

Increasing Diversity in Tech

Increasing Economic Opportunity in Disadvantaged Communities

Increasing Innovation & Economic Growth

There are 13 open STEM jobs for every available STEM worker. By 2020, 1 million programming jobs will go unfilled. Compared to the market average, jobs that require programming skills are growing 12% faster. Through TCS, we aim to increase the supply of qualified computer scientists. First, we expose students early on to coding education. Studies show early exposure to CS increases the odds of majoring in computer science in college. Second, we offer long-term and personalized support to aid students in the development of their coding skills. Third, we increase access to coding education to places never before reached. Fourth, we introduce students to a range of fields they can use their CS skills in, such as healthcare, financial services, and security.

Currently, 82% of computer science graduates are men. Around 62% of CS majors are white, 10% are Black, and 12% are Hispanic. At The Coding School, we focus on offering coding opportunities to underrepresented K - 12 students – including females, minorities, students with learning disabilities, those from rural communities, and from low SES backgrounds. Yet we go further than simply providing CS access to these students. With codeConnects, we match students with instructors from similar backgrounds. Research suggests mentors with shared ethnicities and gender increases students’ commitment to CS careers. Our one-on-one programming also ensures students – who may not feel comfortable in a traditional educational setting – are empowered through their coding education, which is supported by prior studies. With our virtual classes, we ensure students from rural communities now have access to coding education, and with our learning disabilities programming, we encourage students with learning disabilities to develop their coding skills.

By working with students in disadvantaged and rural communities, our goal is that these students will reinvest their tech-focused skills into their community, whether this is through starting their own company or bringing much needed tech talent to these areas.

A more diverse workforce in the field of technology could increase revenues by $400 billion per year. A one-percentage point increase in diversity leads to a three-point increase in revenue. Moreover, diversity increases creativity and innovation in product development. The more underrepresented students we teach, the more diverse, inclusive, and innovative the tech field will be.