Code.org Announces $3 Million Multi-Year Commitment from Vista Equity Partners
Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities, announced a major donation and increased collaboration with Vista Equity Partners, in partnership with several of its portfolio companies. Vista is a leading investment firm for enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses. The donation, which totals $3 million in three years, will be used to prepare teachers in other disciplines to begin teaching computer science, to broaden access to students in underserved neighborhoods, and to improve and expand Code.org’s courses.
One of Vista’s portfolio companies, PowerSchool, will integrate access to Code.org across the PowerSchool student information system and through their unified classroom learning management platform. This will provide seamless class and student roster integration and alignment of curricula and instructional content, and it will empower professional development and sharing of best practices for teachers using Code.org’s courses and curriculum into the future.