Code Savvy

A nonprofit organization

$7,205 raised by 25 donors

72% complete

$10,000 Goal


Breaking Down Racial, Gender, Economic Barriers to Computer Science Education

All Children Deserve to be Technology Creators

Every dollar matched up to $5,000!


Code Savvy fulfills our mission through a number of programs and partnerships:

  • Educate: MNCodes Educator Training and School Partnerships - Curriculum development, educator workshops and professional development / coaching to expand access to computer science education.  
  • Explore: Code Clubs and Camps / CoderDojo Twin Cities - Community events featuring: Scratch, Minecraft, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Python, AI Racing League + more!  
  • Experience: Technovation Girls, Byte-Sized Challenge, Alexa Skills - Learning cohort events designed for students to learn app development, leadership, entrepreneurship, design skills + more!
  • E-Learning: Online courses, workshops, and podcasts - Featuring a variety of computational thinking and technology topics for people of all ages!


Some of our results so far:

  • 165 educators provided tools and training to bring in-class computer science learning to over 5,000 students
  • 129 youths connected with 89 mentors to develop design thinking and mobile app development skills
  • Nearly 1,400 hours of volunteer-facilitated coding experience via our virtual coding camps
  • Partnerships with 10 schools to develop equity-focused computer science programming and student pathways

"Using the knowledge and experiences I gained from Technovation, I've started a Women in Business & Technology Club at my school to teach girls how to code, write business plans, help them get connected with opportunities, support, and guidance." - Anjali Donthi, Technovation Alum and Student Ambassador

“We want to make sure that all students have the opportunity to realize their potential as creators of technology, not just consumers.” - Andrea, Co-founder and Director, Code Savvy Educator Program

“I wish to create a community in which young women of color do not feel discouraged by science and technology and can instead begin to embrace it.” – Eagan High School, 11th Grade Student

Our students have won awards as youth coders and gone on to study computer science or related fields in college, and credit their time with us for setting them on that path.  Since 2013, we have impacted 65,000 youth and 7,500 educators across Minnesota.

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Code Savvy

other names

PROGRAMS: Technovation[MN], MNCodes, Coder Dojos Twin Cities

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Education Science, Tech & Business Children & Family Community

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PO Box 16628
St. Louis Park, MN 55416



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