Everyday we hear about the education gap and how many students in New York City and around the globe haven't had the opportunity to develop the skills they need for success. This is especially true for students from low-income families.
This is why we're thrilled to announce AOL Charitable Foundation's commitment to support a monumental initiative called Computer Science For All
in partnership with Robin Hood Foundation, NYC Department of Education and the New York City Foundation for Computer Science Education (CSNYC) founded by Fred Wilson.
We hope that this initiative has massive potential to be replicated and implemented in school systems around the globe.
Wednesday, September 16, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled an exciting plan
to bridge the education and technology divide for every single NYC public school student. As a Foundation, we're laser focused on empowering future leaders by providing them with the skills to reach their full potential. These include skills like problem solving, teamwork, creativity, critical thinking and of course computer science.
CS For All will provide 1.1 million NYC public school students, K-12 with access to Computer Science education.
"Historically, New York City and the rest of the United States have seen the cultural, economic and social benefits from investing in next-generation technologies and education. The contributions AOL Charitable Foundation and other partners have made alongside the Mayor's office will allow children of all backgrounds to share equally in the future of a software-driven economy and continue to bolster New York's position as one of the leading technology cities in the world," said Tim Armstrong, CEO and Chairman of AOL.
"We are thrilled to partner with CSNYC, Robin Hood Foundation, and the Fund for Public Schools on this groundbreaking initiative to bring computer science education to every New York City public school student," said Sara Link, President of AOL Charitable Foundation
. "It is our aim, along with these partners, to prepare our future leaders with the skills they need to address 21st century challenges."
to read the New York Times article.
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