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Inspire the Next Generation of Diverse Technology Leaders.

C/I is a nonprofit that cultivates the potential of America’s underserved youth by narrowing the technical skills gap in our economies and the opportunity gap in our communities.

Our Programs

  • SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS

    Students learn programming fundamentals in school through a project-based curriculum in HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

  • STUDENT EVENTS

    Students build products at hackathons and office tours to apply tech skills with professional mentors.

  • SUMMER PROGRAMS

    Students apply for summer opportunities at top tech startups to prepare for their future careers in the industry.

Notable Press

  • “More than 2,000 underserved New York City high school students have participated in C/I’s merit-based classroom, camp and career programs since its start in 2001.”

    - - The Wall Street Journal
  • “When Lisandro Melendez and his teammates from Code/Interactive were tasked with coming up with an app that would help members of their Bronx community, one word instantly came to mind: safety.”

    - - Metro
  • “So many students don’t have access to tech, but when they get it great things can happen. One C/I student, Shemar Dacosta, just recently presented his hackathon-winning app, Voices, to President Obama.”

    - - USA Today
Over the trips we have gone on, there’s just like this huge level of trust and this relationship that isn’t very common, that not many people get to experience.

Poche Wilson, C/I Student & Young Entrepreneur