Computer science as a field faces incredible challenges. Only one in four schools offer any form of digital literacy classes — a staggering number, given that the U.S. will have about 1.4 million computer science-related jobs in 2020. As it stands now, we’ll only have enough CS grads nationally to fill about a third of them. To make matters worse, most of the schools that offer CS classes reside in affluent school districts, creating a big knowledge gap between kids from different socioeconomic backgrounds.
In SCS, we’re working hard to bridge that gap and introduce students to computer science well before they get to college. Check out how we’re giving students, teachers and community organizations more access to computer science resources, and how you can help us in our efforts.