Bronx BP Ruben Diaz and Code/Interactive launch Code/Bronx

Cyril Josh Barker | 1/7/2016, 2:39 p.m.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Code/Interactive, a Bronx-based computer science education nonprofit, jointly launched the Code/Bronx initiative at ...
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Bronx Borough President Office/Flickr

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Code/Interactive, a Bronx-based computer science education nonprofit, jointly launched the Code/Bronx initiative at Boricua College’s Melrose Campus to start a computer science program at every school in the borough.

The Code/Bronx announcement and platform provide a way for Bronx schools and educators to learn about opportunities such as Code.org’s K-5 upcoming professional development in the Bronx, Codester’s Python programming platform for middle school students and Code/Interactive’s professional development during spring and summer 2016. Code/Interactive’s resource page provides an overview of all of these upcoming events, along with links to more programs and websites intended to inspire students to learn how to code.

Diaz said that “the students of the Bronx need to be equipped to take the tech jobs … get the information and start to code.” The tech sector is the fastest growing jobs sector in the city. The initiative aims to give computer science skills to students so they can participate in 21st century jobs in any industry.

Schools and volunteers should go to www.codebronx.org to fill out the School Form or Volunteer Form and access professional development resources through Code/Interactive’s resource page.