We've entered a radical stage of innovation in which a very small percentage of the larger population is literate in the skills necessary to particpate. This period is not so different than what was experienced with the onset of literacy at the beginning of written language. However, this disparity in knowledge is already leading to a disparity in opportunity and innovation that will only get worse if we allow it to continue.
As a non-profit focused on technical literacy and education, one of the most important parts of our mission is improving technical literacy around the globe. In order to achieve this goal, 25 percent of all profits from the educational resources we create will be donated to youth education programs focused on improving technology literacy.
Check out some of the foundations we support, below.
Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Their vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra.
Code.org organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world and provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States.
The CoderDojo movement believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so.
Coder Dojo has built a global network of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. Anyone aged seven to seventeen can visit a Dojo where they can learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game, and explore technology in an informal, creative, and social environment.
freeCodeCamp is a community that helps people learn to code, then get experience by contributing to open source projects used by nonprofits.
The program teaches participants to code by completing coding challenges, building projects, and earning verified certificates along the way. It also encourages coders to join a study group in their city so they can code in-person with other people.
Girls Who Code was founded with the belief that computing skills are a critical path to security and prosperity in today’s job market. Girls everywhere are united by their passion to use technology to solve problems in their day-to-day lives and make a positive impact on the world.
Girls Who Code believes the gender gap in technology is an issue we must all come together to solve. With your support, they will continue to build a future where our next generation of girls and boys will prosper through creativity, through bravery, and through teamwork.
Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails.
Black Girls CODE has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow. By promoting classes and programs they hope to grow the number of women of color working in technology and give underprivileged girls a chance to become the masters of their technological worlds.
Research shows that youth who participate in a high quality after school program attend school more often, behave better, receive better grades, and do better on tests. Last year alone Collective For Youth supported over 7,400 youth across the Omaha metro area, including: 86% of whom were minority students, 89% of whom were eligible for free or reduced priced lunch, 20% of whom were identified as in need of special education.
Collective For Youth's mission is to ignite the imagination and grow the minds of youth by enabling after school programs to thrive. Read their annual report for 2017
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The future depends on ethical technologists and technology organizations stepping out from behind the curtain to help move the world forward. Design Good is working to accelerate this movement by creating beautiful, engaging informational experiences that help raise awareness within the general public, educate the population, and drive good behavior within the technology industry. However, we can't do it alone. Each donation we receive will help us create the future we all deserve to experience. And as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all donations are tax deductible within the United States.
Classrooms around the world need to take a radical leap forward in terms of curriculum offerings. In order to accelerate educational programs around the world each $300 donation Design Good will supply an entire classroom with copies of Automating Humanity at cost.
Have a classroom in mind that you want those books to go to? Let us know where to ship the books and we'll send them to the classroom of your choosing.
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At this point in history automated systems are now governing the world, impacting the lives of millions, if not billions, of people around the globe. With this in mind, the creators of these automated systems — the people making the decisions about how life should be logically assessed — should begin to be thought of as government representatives to their user base of constituents. It is time we take this responbility more seriously, and for this reason Design Good has created a pledge of commitment to creating good.
What we are experiencing today is not so different than other events in historical periods. The American Revolution was fought by the people for no taxation without representation. This modern movement is also about representation of the people, but this time around we should be focused on no implementation without representation.
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