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Our Mission

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.

WHY CODEPATH

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.

 

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Students

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.

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Colleges

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.

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Employers

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.

IMPACT

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.

 

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Reach and Impact

26,000+
college students enrolled into our programs

69%
identify as low-income or underrepresented minorities

600+
network of US-based colleges and universities where students are taking a CodePath course

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ROI and Outcomes

80%
increase in successful software engineering job or internship placement after taking a CodePath course (reported by our alumni)

$92,000
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

PARTNERS

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.

Leading Partners

Ballmerblue meridian partners logoCognizant Foundation logoComcast logoComic ReliefCourage and CivilityGoogle About Page LargeJPMCKnight Foundation logoLockheed Martin logoMeta logoNew Profit logoRed Nose Day logoSalesforce logoSchmidt FuturesWalmart logoWorkday logo

Supporters

amazonalteryx logoandreessen horowitz logoCapital One logoChavezCourse Hero logo5-Aug-25-2023-10-26-42-0059-PMGulaTech Foundation logo6-Aug-25-2023-10-27-02-5832-PMPatrickPluralsightReboot Representation logoSchultzVisa logoY Combinator logo

Community Partners

We collaborate and partner with these organizations to extend our robust programs to underrepresented students.

AnitaB.ORG logoCODE logoHispanic Heritage Foundation logoMLT logo

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OUR TEAM

Senior Leadership Team

Our team at CodePath is diverse in background and experience but united under one vision: A world in which all people, regardless of background, socioeconomic status, race, or gender, have the access and opportunity to reach their full potential in the tech industry.
MICHAEL ELLISON
Co-Founder & CEO
DANA LEDYARD
Chief Operating Officer
NATHAN ESQUENAZI
Co-Founder & CTO
TIM LEE
Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer
EMILY CHONG
Vice President of Marketing
VELETA SAVANNAH
Vice President of Finance and HR
MINDEE BARHAM
Vice President of Development
RYAN SOBOL
Vice President of Learning

Staff

ALIYAH PAYTON
HR Generalist
ANDREW BURKE
Curriculum Writer
ANTHONY DAVIS
Senior Manager, Employer Development and Engagement
AYODELE STEWARD
Grants Manager
BOBBY DORLUS
Emerging Engineers Summit Host and Technical Career Coach
CARLOS ROQUE
Student & University Outreach Manager
CAROLINE YOUNG
Senior Director, Student and University Marketing
DANIA ROACH
Alumni & Volunteer Engagement Manager
DIOGO BOTELHO
Senior Manager of Program Implementation
ERICA WONG
Senior Director, Development
FIONA WHITTINGTON
Senior Manager, Life Cycle Marketing
GENEVA SCOTT
Senior Director, Career Center
HANA BARRE
Senior Student Outreach Coordinator
HOJAE LEE
Controller
JARED FRITZ
Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships
JOEL FLUETTE
Talent Engagement Associate
JOHN LIEBMAN
Senior Manager, Talent & Community Engagement
JORDAN FESSEHAIE
Community Engagement Manager
JULIETTE RAMBERG DE RUYTER
Senior Executive Assistant
KAREN CARREON
Curriculum Developer
KARLETTY MEDINA
Community Engagement Manager
KEITHE WILLIAMS
Senior Director of Programs and Community Engagement
KELSEY JOHNSON
Senior Manager, Student Career Success
KORTNEY TIBBITS
Finance Associate
KYRA PATTON
Senior Curriculum Developer, AI
LYNN SHIN
Senior For-Credit Campus Manager
MARIO OLIVARES
Curriculum Developer
MAXWELL WILLAMS
Instructional Program Manager
MELANIE SHAVER
Chief of Staff Programs and Community Engagement
MONA HUANG
Director of Partner Marketing
PATRICIA CHU
Technical Product Manager
SAR CHAMPAGNE BIELERT
Senior Curriculum Developer
SARAH PERRY
Grants Manager
SERET DIRAR
Accounting Manager
SUSIE LIANG
Senior Instructional Program Manager
TIFFANY RYAN
Senior Manager, Life Cycle Marketing
TORI DARBY
Senior Manager, University Partnerships
TORI RODRIGUEZ
Manager, Partner Marketing
VICTORIA ANGULO
Director of Community Relations
ZACK PARKER
Director of Product Engineering

Board of Directors

DALILA WILSON-SCOTT
EVP, Chief Diversity Officer & President, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation at Comcast
DOUG BORCHARD
Managing Partner, New Profit
GABRIEL AUL
Vice President, Meta Reality Labs Product + Engineering
JULES WALTER
Product Lead, Google Gemini
KRISTEN TITUS
Principal, the Titus Group
MICHAEL ELLISON
Co-Founder & CEO, CodePath
VLADIMIR FEDOROV
Formerly Senior Vice President, Privacy Engineering and Product, Meta

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.

DWANA FRANKLIN-DAVIS
CEO, Reboot Representation Tech Coalition
MIKE CURTIS
Board of Directors, Zendesk
SONA VENKAT
Vice President of Engineering and Head of Cloud Product, Comcast NBCUniversal
STEVE NEWMAN
CTO and Founder, Scalyr
VIVEK VAIDYA
General Partner and CTO, super{set}
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Origin Story

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.

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MICHAEL ELLISON

Co-Founder & CEO

“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.”

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NATHAN ESQUENAZI

Co-Founder & CTO

“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.”

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TIM LEE

Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer

“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.”

Together, We Can Make Tech Excellence Accessible for All