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.
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 Smithsonian, Time, Huffington Post, CBS , Technically Brooklyn and the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and its Co-Founder Maurya Couvares was a featured speaker at TEDxNYED.