About ScriptEd

Founded in 2012, ScriptEd equips students from under resourced schools with fundamental skills, experiences and relationships to access opportunities in tech.  ScriptEd’s courses are taught by experienced computer programming professionals on a volunteer basis, ensuring that students not only have exposure to the most up-to-date knowledge available, but also role models and potential mentors in the field. In addition, ScriptEd links students to internship opportunities to gain professional experience in which to apply their coding skills.

In its first year, ScriptEd’s program served 27 students in two high schools in Harlem, New York and placed four of its students in internships at technology firms. Our students learned the fundamentals of Javascript, HTML, and CSS while also participating in field trip and job shadowing opportunities throughout the year. In its second year, ScriptEd expanded to serve 300 students in six high schools throughout New York City. 20 of those students are currently engaged in summer internships at various technology companies. In September, ScriptEd plans to include three other schools in its rapidly growing consortium.

ScriptEd won the Dewey Winburne Community Service Award from South by Southwest, the Judges’ Choice Award in the Millennial Impact Challenge from IGNITEgood and Huffington Post, the Teach for America Social Innovation Award, and the Emerging Innovator Award from American Express and the My Voice Our City Award from Ashoka.  ScriptEd has been recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change for Tech Inclusion and been has been featured in SmithsonianTimeHuffington PostCBS Technically Brooklyn and the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and its Co-Founder Maurya Couvares was a featured speaker at TEDxNYED.

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