THE CODEX STORY


Video: CodeX Program (2015)

 
 

Our Mission

CodeX was founded with a single mission: to make tech education accessible in low-income communities.

CodeX provides college and pre-career exposure to the tech sector for underprivileged students in the Central Valley.  Through high energy, hands-on educational programs, CodeX equips students with foundational knowledge in computer science, inspiring them to pursue current opportunities to secure economic mobility.

In furthering its mission, CodeX has worked to create school ecosystems to support students in their learning journey. By providing training opportunities for teachers and curriculum to assist school districts implement tech-focused courses, the hope of making tech education accessible in low-income communities is becoming a reality.  


 
 
 
 
 

What We're Doing

We’re working to equip students, teachers, and schools to utilize tech as a means for community transformation.

Image:   CodeX Program

Image: CodeX Program

Summer Camps

CodeX offer students 7-week computer science camps to learn the basics of website and app design; they also have the opportunity to visit universities and tech headquarters. 

Image:   CodeX Program

Image: CodeX Program

Teacher Training

Teachers interested in incorporating computer science and technology into their classrooms have the opportunity to participate with students in CodeX led summer camps.

Image:   CodeX Program

Image: CodeX Program

Community Demo Day

#CODENIGHT is an annual event where students showcase community-focused projects, and have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a cash prize.

Image:   CodeX Program

Image: CodeX Program

Course Development

CodeX has worked alongside school districts in the development of course curriculum to implement tech-focused electives into the school day as a means to reach more students. 


 

Why It Matters

The digital divide risks hindering future economic development in the Central Valley; by developing homegrown tech talent, rural areas have the potential to become centers of innovation.

Image:   Office of Rep. Jeff Denham

Image: Office of Rep. Jeff Denham

2016 Congressional App Challenge Winners

Image:   Danny Mauricio

Image: Danny Mauricio

2017 Congressional App Challenge Winners

 
 
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Image: Westly Foundation

2016 Westly Prize for Young Innovators in California Winner