STEM Coding Lab's mission is to provide children learning in underresourced communities with access to computer science education to better prepare them to compete in the digital world.
STEM Coding Lab is the only Pittsburgh nonprofit devoted exclusively to bringing computer science education into under-resourced schools throughout our region. In providing expert instruction for both in-school and after-school settings, the work of STEM Coding Lab is designed to activate the next generation of digitally literate STEM professionals and expose those students learning in underfunded environments to lessons that will prepare them to compete in the 21st Century.
At STEM Coding Lab, we believe that early student development of basic computer science skills is a critical first step in addressing income disparities that persist throughout our city, particularly in majority-minority neighborhoods. Moreover, we believe that pursuit of racial and social justice should begin in classrooms by empowering under-resourced students with the skills needed to break cycles of generational poverty.
STEM Coding Lab works with the Pittsburgh Public School District, as well as a variety of charter schools and afterschool programs, to provide both in-school and after-school CS classes. Our goal for in-school classes is to assist teachers to integrate coding into their everyday classes - regardless of their subject area expertise.