Code the Block envisions a future where Kansas City's underserved students become key stakeholders in the local tech landscape.


Code the Block’s mission is to develop local tech talent through providing comprehensive CS educational programs to students ages 16-29.

How We Do This

  1. Preparing students to be job ready developers and securing internship and employment opportunities to those who are interested
  2. Developing a startup community and resources within the urban core to promote black, brown, and women owned businesses
  3. Sustaining economic development through partnerships by continuing to prepare students to step into higher paying jobs

Our Solution

Never learned to code? Not a problem! Students who participate in Code the Block's educational programming come from all background levels. We take students from the very beginning all the way to being able to make fully-functional websites, mobile apps, and games.

As students make their way through the program, they gain professional skills and develop a portfolio of work to show to different businesses and companies. Once finished with the program, we work with local business partners to help land students internships and entry-level opportunities.

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