HHF’s Innovation and Technology Program Manager, Alberto Avalos, spoke at the 2017 CSforAll Summit at Washington University in St. Louis. The CSforAll Summit amplified the work of stakeholders nationwide engaged in building K-12 computer science education for all US students, both in and out of school, and included an in-person audience of carefully selected district delegations, commitment-makers and other important community leaders.
“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Code as a Second Language initiative will provide meaningful computer science education and training for more than 1,000 students in 25 schools in 20 cities in 2018. This includes a specific focus on Latino and schools in small and rural communities,” said Alberto.
Other speakers included Leslie Aaronson, Strategic Director of K12 Initiatives at National Center for Women & Information Technology, Brian Alspach, Executive Vice-President at E-Line Media, Jessica Anderson, North America Giving Manager at Dell Giving, Keshia Ashe, AAAS Fellow at the National Science Foundation, Oliver Beach, Global Partnerships Manager at Kano Computing, Kamau Bobb, Senior Director of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing Georgia Tech, Kelley Buchanan, Senior Vice President of Commercial Solutions at Mastercard, Gemma Busoni, Education Programs & XR Specialist Unity, Dave Crusoe, Senior Director of Youth Digital Engagement of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and many others.
HHF’s Code as a Second Language (CSL) is a national initiative that works toward introducing youth to compute science and making technical training and careers accessible to women and underrepresented minorities. CSL has been implemented across the country impacting thousands of youth. The model fosters a network of Latino software engineers and Latino leaders.
If you missed out on this summit and would like to learn more, visit the lifestream here and share your thoughts using the #CSforALLSummit. To learn more about HHF’s CSL Initiative and how to get involved with our CSL program as a student, partner or sponsor go here.