We envision a world where every student succeeds in the digital age and builds a better future with technology. Capital One Coders inspires the future generation by educating, mentoring, and empowering students to recognize their potential as technologists.
reached in 13 communities across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada
including schools and non-profit organizations in local Capital One communities
volunteered by Capital One associates who offer their technology expertise and guidance
INSPIRING TECH-DRIVEN FUTURES
Capital One Coders connects our technologists with students in local schools and other youth-serving nonprofits at a critical period in their development. Together they explore mobile app development, web design, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and other emerging technologies through engaging, hands-on mentorship.
Mentorship sets our program apart. Capital One Tech associates offer encouragement and build confidence in coding while providing authentic insight into their own tech journeys and computer science careers.
EXPLORING TECH AND SOLVING PROBLEMS
The participants in Coders get to explore technology and coding alongside experienced Capital One technologists. Students create their very own mobile app, build a website with HTML and CSS or interact with APIs from popular web services.
Whatever the topic, we know that a hands-on approach to technology is key to the Coders experience – coding is not something you get to do every day. Building something from scratch gives participants the inspiration and confidence to explore their future in a tech-driven world.
MAKING AN IMPACT
The pathway to a career in technology begins with education in the early years; yet access to opportunities in computer science is both limited and inequitably distributed. More than 30% of U.S. high school and middle school students don’t have computer science courses at school, and 55% of graduating high school seniors report that they’ve never learned any computer science at all.
As a part of the Capital One Impact Initiative, Capital One Coders brings computer science experiences to students that can benefit from it the most – over 90% of Coders programming serves low to moderate income communities. By increasing access to computer science education, we are supporting growth in underserved communities and advancing socioeconomic mobility.