Supporting our Black Employees, Partners, Students, and Teachers: June 2021 Update

1) Launched a video featuring Black role models to inspire CS students, in partnership with over a dozen nonprofits led by people of color

View on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn

2) Ran a campaign throughout Black History Month focused on inspiring Black CS students

3) Hosted multiple panels focused on recruiting Black students and teachers in CS

4) Published datasets for students to explore the racial impact of technology and AI

5) Commissioned a 3rd-party study of our employee pay equity (by race and gender)

6) Shared insights from our internal surveys and listening sessions with all managers.

7) Onboarded a new team (internal and external) for continued DEI work

8) Audited our hiring practices with an eye towards hiring diverse talent

A look at Code.org’s internal diversity numbers. See more at code.org/diversity.

9) Made Juneteenth an official company holiday

This is just a start.

  • Analyzing our classroom data to identify (and work to close) gaps separating Black students from their peers.
  • A third-party review of our curriculum to identify opportunities for improved cultural responsiveness or affirmation (by race and gender).
  • Taking focused action to increase participation by Black students in the AP Computer science Principles exam.
  • Expanding on the analysis above, to develop and track key measures of in-classroom inclusivity and learning to compare student classroom experiences by race, to identify and improve experiences for Black students.
  • Establish a mentorship program for our employees, with intentional support for our Black employees.

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