TECH CORPS develops Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT) programs and deploys tech-savvy talent to assist K-12 schools and youth-serving organizations across the country. Over the years, partners such as Cognizant, Dell, JPMorgan Chase, Nordson and Time Warner Cable have provided TECH CORPS with the fuel to deliver much-needed resources to K-12 students and teachers. Since 1995, more than 15,000 TECH CORPS volunteers have shared their time and talents assisting schools and nonprofit organizations in their communities.  TECH CORPS was founded in 1995 by Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus of CIO Magazine and author of The U.S. Technology Skills Gap. 

Why We Do It:
We believe ALL K-12 students should have access to high-quality computer science learning experiences. Computer science is not about learning how to use a computer, or even just programming. Computer science is about deeper learning – computational thinking, problem solving and creativity. We believe studying computer science, regardless of a student's ultimate occupation, provides the knowledge and practices necessary to be ready for college or career.

How We Do It:
The actions we take to realize these beliefs coalesce around Programs, People and Partners.
  • PROGRAMS: We design computer science and IT programs that are rigorous, relevant and fun. These programs range from awareness to exploration to immersion.
  • PEOPLE: We recruit, train and support tech talent to implement TECH CORPS programs.
  • PARTNERS: We work with partners, who believe as we do and together we provide students and teachers access to programs designed to educate, excite and empower.
Because We Do It:
  • Students have opportunities to make connections between the technology they love to use, and the educational and career pathways associated with the creation of this technology.
  • Students traditionally underrepresented in technology have safe and supportive learning environments that encourage them to explore, tinker and learn skills and concepts focused on computer science and technology.
  • Classroom teachers receive professional development, curriculum, and the support they need to bring computer science into their classroom in a way that is rigorous and connected to student learning.
  • Students are graduating high school and pursuing computer science and IT-related degrees or enrolling in IT training programs.