Code Nation

San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA

Chief Executive Officer: Rebecca Novak

Co-Investor: William & Flora Hewlett Foundation


Code Nation (formerly ScriptEd) equips students in under-resourced schools with the coding skills and professional experiences that together open doors to careers in technology. The organization offers a two-year coding program offered as an in-school elective or afterschool program in conjunction with a summer bridge program in year one and paid summer internships in year two. Courses are taught by experienced software engineers. 

In addition to its work in San Francisco and Oakland, Code Nation serves youth in New York, NY.

"We found that the professional internship experience makes the most transformational change and can truly change the career trajectories of our youth." - Emily Shapiro, Bay Area Director of Programs

Code Nation's aim is to strengthen and grow its workplace programming. With the support of PropelNext, Code Nation has been able to take a step back and reexamine what's working and what can be improved. The team is focusing on becoming exceptionally clear about which inputs move the needle on student outcomes.

Learn more about Code Nation and the organization's participation in PropelNext.