Computer Science For All

CSNYC is thrilled to announce Computer Science For All, a 10-year, $80 million plan to bring computer science education to every student in the New York City public schools.

Computer Science For All is a public/private partnership between the City of New York and the private sector, which are bearing project costs equally. Public dollars will support the infrastructure and human capital needed to pull off what will be the largest effort of its kind. Private dollars will support stipends for the nearly 5,000 teachers who will be trained over the next 10 years, as well as the efforts of programmatic partners and a rigorous program evaluation that includes regular reporting on progress and impact.

Meaningful access to high-quality computer science education is integral to being an active and informed participant—a creator, not just a consumer of technology—in the 21st century. Computer science education will equip students with the computational thinking and problem solving skills to ensure their success in college and careers. By expanding access to computer science throughout NYC public schools, Computer Science For All will promote the cultivation of local and diverse talent for the City’s own technology workforce.

Known as CSNYC, the New York City Foundation for Computer Science Education was founded in 2013 to address the overwhelming lack of computer science education in our public schools. After two years of operation, we are now reaching 7% of the City’s schools and 10,000 students—who fully represent the economic, ethnic, and gender diversity of the City.

This is just the beginning.

In addition to raising half of the funds for Computer Science For All, CSNYC will advise the NYC Department of Education on curriculum and program selection, participate in the professional development of the teachers, facilitate mentorship and internship opportunities, and lead the effort to measure the impact and facilitate academic research on this effort. This contribution builds on CSNYC’s extensive experience in K-12 computer science education and NYC public schools.

We are grateful to all of our supporters and partners, without whom this work would not be possible. We look forward to continuing the journey with you.

Fred's blog post on Computer Science For All

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Message from the Mayor + Video

Fred & Mayor de Blasio talk about CS4All on CNBC

Public + Private Sector Reactions to Announcement

NYTimes article on the initiative