Infosys Foundation USA, the philanthropic arm of IT services major Infosys, has entered into new strategic grant partnerships with Girls Who Code, CodeNow and ScriptEd. These organizations focus on delivering computer science and coding education to middle and high school students through curricular and extracurricular programs nationwide.
The grants follow Infosys Foundation USA’s inaugural Crossroads event at Stanford University, which, for the first time, convened more than 50 policymakers, educators and nonprofit leaders to discuss and apply design thinking methodologies to reimagine computer science education in the U.S.
The Foundation also recently partnered with Level Playing Field Institute to hold a hackathon in Atlanta, Georgia, specifically for students from diverse backgrounds to learn coding and the business skills necessary to bring their mobile app ideas to life. The hackathon was organized in collaboration with Morehouse College, Platform Summit and the City of Atlanta.
Infosys Foundation USA is focused on bridging the digital divide in America by supporting high quality computer science education and coding skills with a particular focus on under-represented communities. It aims to give children and young adults the skills they need to become creators, not just consumers, of technology.