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Changing Expectations Corp

Changing Expectations is a part of The African American Youth Resource Center that seeks to create a bridge connecting Northeast Austin youth and their families to the social services needed to help them thrive. We create STEM teaching and learning opportunities for African American, Hispanic, and other traditionally underserved students and their teachers and parents.

Code.org

Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to growing computer programming education.  Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.  We believe computer science should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

 

codeSpark

codeSpark’s mission is to ignite curiosity about computer science and turn programming into play.  The company was inspired by co-founder Grant Hosford’s young daughters, two STEM loving ninjas who wanted to learn how computers work.  codeSpark is backed by Idealab and Kapor Capital.  Their award winning virtual world called "The Foos" teaches the ABC’s of computer science through a combination of structured challenges and open-ended play. Characters and gameplay are carefully crafted to be gender neutral. The “no words" interface has allowed kids as young as 4 years old in over 150 countries to play. Geek dad founders Grant Hosford and Joe Shochet are both successful entrepreneurs. Grant is an expert in marketing and customer acquisition and Joe has been building world class kids' experiences for two decades.

College Board

College Board

The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. The College Board serves students and their parents, high schools, and colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. The College Board is committed to equity, and achieves this through various studies of its tests, such as a longitudinal test comparing SAT-Verbal scores of men and women.

  • Lien Diaz
 

Columbia County Housing Authority

Our mission is to provide housing opportunities to low- and moderate-income families, as well as elderly and intellectually disabled persons, while supporting programs that foster economic self-sufficiency for those we serve in the Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania area.

Computer Science Equity Alliance (CSEA), UCLA

Computer Science Equity Alliance (CSEA), UCLA

To address the issue of the rarity of females and students of color in computer science, LAUSD and UCLA created the Computer Science Equity Alliance, a collaboration aimed to support computer science teaching and learning in LAUSD. CSEA provides outreach support and faculty assistance for young women. As a result, the number of schools offering APCS and numbers of high school students enrolled in APCS has significantly increased. Importantly, the representation of African Americans, Latinos, and females has increased since the beginning of the Computer Science Equity Alliance.

Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA)

The Computer Science Teachers Association is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science and other computing disciplines. CSTA provides opportunities for K-12 teachers and students to better understand the computing disciplines and to more successfully prepare themselves to teach and learn. This association is dedicated to improving the equity of the work done in the organization. This association is achieving this through creating opportunities for underrepresented groups, such as girls, to make computer science education more equitable.

  • Lissa Clayborn, Chris Stephenson
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CoSN

CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is the premier professional association for district technology leaders. For over two decades, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building, and advocacy tools they need to succeed. Today, CoSN represents over 10 million students in school districts nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education. 

  • Jean Tower
 

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) is the leader in providing safe, quality, affordable housing in Cuyahoga County.  CMHA owns and operates approximately 10,500 units of low-income public housing and administers approximately 15,000 in the Cleveland area.

Cybersecurity Competition Federation

Cybersecurity Competition Federation

The Cybersecurity Competition Federation, also known as the Federation or CyberFed (NSF Award DUE- 134536), is an association of academic, industry and government organizations with a common interest in supporting cybersecurity competitions and the competitors they serve. Federation members share the common goal of increasing awareness, endorsing ethical standards, building a common understanding of diverse competition tasks, helping those who oversee activities and competitions, and ensuring a developmental pathway of cybersecurity-based activities that support the growth of cybersecurity skill. With a focus on communication and promotion the Federation supports an engaged and thriving ecosystem of cybersecurity competitions and related activities which in turn will rapidly prepare people with widely needed cybersecurity knowledge and skills.

  • Daniel Manson