About Code/Interactive

We envision a future where all students have access to computer science education. 

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OUR STORY

Code/Interactive (C/I, formerly Camp/Interactive) was founded in 2001 in the Bronx with the goal of breaking the poverty cycle of inner-city youth by providing positive leadership role models, participation in empowering outdoor leadership experiences, and access to technology training.

Since 2012, Code/Interactive expanded its mission to train educators and build inclusive computer science programsC/I partners with nationally recognized curriculum providers like Code.org, Exploring Computer Science, and ScratchEd to build partnerships, train educators, and scale programs with equitable and inclusive strategies. Our staff is a team of former educators who envision a future in which all students have access to computer science education with a focus on broadening participation among traditionally underrepresented students. We still work with dozens of schools in the Bronx, but we have also trained teachers and built programs throughout New York and in six other states.

OUR PARTNERSHIPS

Code/Interactive’s staff consists of a diverse range of former educators and professional development facilitators that allows us to partner with districts and build K-12 computer science programs. We also work with a community of organizations and researchers, including partners listed below:

WE BUILD STRONG PARTNERSHIPS

We are a collection of partnerships that help us provide high-quality, research-backed curricula to all educators. We are able to reach our collective vision of computer science for all students a lot faster by working together. Partners include:

Code.org
Exploring Computer Science
Scratch
Cornell Tech
CSForAll Consortium

WE CONSTANTLY MEASURE & IMPROVE

We participate in research to drive continuous improvement and share knowledge with others. We work with the following partners to make sure that we are always thinking about measurement.

YouthInc
Student Success Network
NYU Research Alliance
Google's CS4HS
Hunter College
Pace University

OUR IMPACT

REACH

In 2017-2018, Code/Interactive will train over 600 educators that teach over 21,000 students across the country

EDUCATOR OUTCOMES

Educators who participate in training sessions indicate a high level of confidence in teaching computer science

STUDENT OUTCOMES

Students in our courses show statistically significant growth in their problem solving and sense of belonging in CS

LONG TERM OUTCOMES

Our long running CS programs have clear K-12 course pathways, a community of educators, and growing student numbers

Team Members

TOM O'CONNELL

Interim Executive Director

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JANINE QUIJIJE

Co-Executive Director

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CHRIS OTT

Chief Operating Officer

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CARLOS LEON

Associate Director, Programs

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JEN NOBORIKAWA

Associate Director, Programs + Marketing + Operations

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JULIA BARRAFORD-TEMEL

Associate Director, Programs

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CHELSEA HYON

Community + Talent Manager

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ALEX LIS-PERLIS

Manager, Data + Strategy

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ALEX TORRES

Program Manager

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AMELIA RHEMA FORREST

Finance + Operations Associate

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

KIRK MCDONALD

Chief Marketing Officer
AT&T Advertising & Analytics

SLOANE BARBOUR

VP Sales East
Hired

MATT COHEN

Founder
Invest
Forward

ADON DAVIS

Senior
Manager
Accenture

THOR ERNSTSSON

CEO
Alpha

CRAIG MEISNER

Fundraising
Professional

DAVID PASHMAN

General Counsel
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JOSEPH YASGUR

Owner
JMJ Realty

MICHAEL VOSTRIZANSKY

VP
Pine Brook Road Partners

DOUG ROHDE

Engineering
Manager
Google

YOUNG EXECUTIVE BOARD

LOLA
BANJO

MICHAEL
DAVIS

DIANA
DIBERNARDO

MAYOWA
FADINA

EVAN
FAIN

TANYA
KARSOU

BRETT
LACHER

ALLISON
LEIGH

DUSTIN
NEWMAN