Computer science is a rapidly growing industry. As President Barack Obama said in 2016, “In the new economy, computer science isn't an optional skill, it's a basic skill." But in many communities, kids do not have the resources available to learn this basic skill. Many low-income families and schools have neither access to the current technology nor the resources to provide their students with a computer science curriculum.
While a student at Fieldston High School, Ben Lindenbaum founded Programming for All to bring coding to all New York City children. He wanted to use his coding knowledge and previous experiences as a camp counselor and volunteer tutor to create meaningful change in the computer science community. After speaking to other people and organizations with similar values, Ben created Programming for All's curriculums from scratch with the goal of making the lessons as fun, educational, and interesting as possible.
Programming for All's team continues to expand its partnerships, curriculum, and impact.
Programming for All works with organizations across New York City.