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Capital One Coders 

Our program is inspiring future technologists in our local community.

Capital One Coders program logo

Capital One Coders 

Our program is inspiring future technologists in our local community.

Building the Future Through Technology

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.

By the Numbers

22,000+ students

reached in 13 communities across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada

150+ partners

including schools and non-profit organizations in local Capital One communities

130,000+ hours

volunteered by Capital One associates who offer their technology expertise and guidance

A student and Capital One technologist sit facing a computer. The back of the student's shirt reads "Future Software Engineer"

​​INSPIRING TECH-DRIVEN FUTURES

How it works

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.

A female Coders student smiles broadly and taps on a tablet while code is shown on a computer screen

EXPLORING TECH AND SOLVING PROBLEMS

A hands-on approach

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.

Two Black students smile broadly as they sit at a computer coding together.

MAKING AN IMPACT

More access, more equity

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.

Capital One Coders In Action

Students Share Their Stories

Students learn that a future is bright with technology through Capital One Coders. Students design and code their own apps, opening a world of possibilities by unlocking their hidden talents and skills.

Fast Company Honors Coders As Innovation Beacon

Fast Company honors Capital One with the Number 3 spot in the Corporate Social Responsibility category for providing innovative learning opportunities to public schools and nonprofits.

Perspectives: Mentoring the Next Generation of STEM Stars

Mentoring programs like Capital One Coders enables digital learning for tomorrow’s leaders.

Coders Enables Digital Learning Amid School Closures

More than 500 Capital One technologists shifted their instruction entirely online to overcome an even more pronounced “summer slide” brought on by COVID-19.

Connect with Coders

Our program partners closely with educators, schools, and youth-serving nonprofit leaders and organizations to bring Capital One Coders programs to students in our local communities. 

Interested in learning more about Capital One Coders or exploring a partnership with your organization?