CodePath is reprogramming higher education to create the most diverse generation of engineers, CTOs, and founders. We deliver industry-vetted courses and career support centered on the needs of Black, Latino/a, Indigenous, and low-income students. Our students train with senior engineers, intern at top companies, and rise together to become the tech leaders of tomorrow.
With over 26,000 students and alumni from 600 colleges now working at 2,000 companies, we are reshaping the tech workforce and the industries of the future.
Creating a New Future in Tech
Breaking into the tech industry requires a number of factors: industry-relevant knowledge, connections, specific hard and soft skills, an understanding of how to navigate the job search, and the technical interviewing process. Many college CS programs don't have the depth of resources or support needed to practically set students up for career success, like keeping up with the latest industry trends, building employer partnerships, and providing access to critical internships where students can get a foothold in the industry.
Even the most well-funded, prestigious programs can have gaps–from microaggressions in the classroom to lack of personal support–that prevent an equitable and comprehensive education. These barriers are particularly detrimental to Black, Latino/a, Indigenous, first-generation, and low-income students.
CodePath was founded to change that. We believe tech excellence lies at the intersection of skill and opportunity. We also believe that tech excellence can be within reach for anyone if given the right resources—and the chance to apply them. When bright CS students, CS college programs, and top tech employers come together, all can benefit—and create a new, more inclusive future of tech.
WHAT WE DO
Tech Excellence for All
The CodePath Model meets the needs of underrepresented CS students seeking meaningful tech careers, colleges seeking help filling the gaps between education and job offers for students, and tech employers seeking excellent, diverse, job-ready talent. Our programming cultivates “demand” through employer partnerships in the tech industry, and “supply” of trained students seeking internships and full-time roles, with CodePath college partners serving a crucial role at the center of this work.
Through intensive technical training, mentorships, comprehensive career services, and employer connections, students get the access, exposure, and community they need to successfully navigate the tech industry and jumpstart their career, at no cost to them.
In working with CS professors, CodePath programming helps partner colleges supplement their curriculum with the industry skills, knowledge, and network students need to succeed in the highest levels of the tech industry.
CodePath employer partners gain access to diverse, excellent engineers at scale. CodePath offers a range of partnership options to help employers build their brand with our student community and fill internship programs and full-time roles with the best of the best.
26,000 Students and Counting
Since our founding in 2017 as a nonprofit, CodePath has helped thousands of students across more than 600 campuses persist in their CS journeys and thrive in technology careers.
Reach and Impact
college students enrolled into our programs
identify as low-income or underrepresented minorities
network of US-based colleges and universities where students are taking a CodePath course
ROI and Outcomes
increase in successful software engineering job or internship placement after taking a CodePath course (reported by our alumni)
average salary one year after graduation in full-time technical roles
Amazon, Microsoft, Alphabet
The top 3 employers where CodePath alumni attain technical employment are Amazon, Microsoft, and Alphabet
Thanks to Our Funders and Sponsors
Support from funders and sponsors allows us to offer CodePath courses and resources at no cost to students and colleges around the country.
We collaborate and partner with these organizations to extend our robust programs to underrepresented students.
Senior Leadership Team
Board of Directors
Engineering Brain Trust
Our Engineering Brain Trust is a committee of senior technical leaders who will provide industry knowledge to advance the depth and breadth of our curriculum and ensure our students achieve the highest level of excellence possible in their technology careers.
Never Forget the Journey
As entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, Michael Ellison, Nathan Esquenazi, and Tim Lee saw several gaps in the way engineering talent was being trained and upskilled. To bridge it, they founded CodePath.com, a technical training organization for the world’s top technology companies—including Facebook, Google, Dropbox, Airbnb, and Netflix.
After teaching thousands of engineers across major technology companies, it became clear that talent was everywhere, but opportunity was not. In 2017, the team behind CodePath.com founded CodePath.org to build more pathways to tech excellence by eliminating educational inequity in technical education, starting with college CS education.
“80% of underrepresented minorities drop out of Computer Science. We believe the best way to grow the number of underrepresented minorities in tech is to make sure they persist in college CS programs through graduation. This belief is producing exceptional results.”
“As a CS student, I felt like I wasn’t being set up for success and I didn’t know what to do about it. CodePath gives students the map of the real world I wish I had when I was in their shoes.”
“For tech employers, CodePath is the Holy Grail. Recruiters and employers we work with know that CodePath students aren’t just ‘good enough’ hires—they’re getting the best of the best because of the rigorous program.”