Our Impact

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Why We Do What We Do

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Low-income families and children without ready access to computers face significant challenges as employment services and other critical life needs become increasingly reliant on new technology. Only 46% of low-income families report having a computer at home. Without computer literacy and regular access, a world of content and knowledge is unwittingly beyond the reach of these families.

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In Houston, 38% of children, live in poverty. Linked with a lack of educational success including difficulties in high school, college and entering the economic mainstream, poverty is a major obstacle to ensuring these children are able to reach their potential.

Simultaneously, 58% of all STEM jobs are computer science jobs yet only 8% of college graduates elect paths in this field.

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Early introduction to technology and computer literacy are essential in ensuring the success of children in their educational pursuits, careers and ultimately, their lives.

Only 35% of US high schools teach computer science.

With over 500,000 current job openings, computer science is the #1 job market in the United States

To make the American Dream a reality for all, and to ensure our country has a competitive and productive workforce in the years to come, we must invest in initiatives which develop the potential of home-grown talent and ensure all students, regardless of their economic situation or geographic limitations, have the tools and skills needed for a 21st century education and a bright future. **

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