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Computer Science Catalyst Fund

There are over 20,000 open computing jobs in Washington. In other states, the most common job is truck driver and cashier. In Washington, the most common job is software engineer. Yet, only 23% of high schools in Washington offer AP Computer Science.

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Why Support Computer Science for Every Child?
 
  • Computer science fuels everyday life and good jobs in every industry in Washington and the nation.
  • To be prepared for Washington’s fastest growing and best paying jobs, students need to be conversant in computer science.
  • Nationally, 9 in 10 parents want their students to learn computer science, but only 1 in 4 schools teach it.
The Opportunity

The Office of Superintendent for Public Instruction just announced an opportunity to apply for $2 million in available state funding for Computer Science Education.
 
  • The competitive grants will allow districts, schools, and nonprofits to train teachers, provide and upgrade technology, and expand access to computer science education to girls and underrepresented students and underserved communities.
 
Your Impact

State grant funds must be equally matched by private sources and we need your help to meet the upcoming funding deadlines. To make sure this happens we are raising private matching money for the Computer Science Catalyst Fund.
 
  • Gifts made or pledged by February 29th will ensure the greatest share possible of state matching funds for this fiscal year.
  • Gifts made or pledged by June 30th will unlock next fiscal year’s funds.

This state investment expires without the private match. Make a gift today and help us make the case for future investment in computer science education in Washington state.
 



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