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


We exist to reverse the cycle of poverty for students by giving them sustainable, marketable skills while developing leadership mindsets.

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 leadership mindset and providing resources for students 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

To provide access to educational opportunities for communities that continue to be underserved in Kansas City. We have a large portion of the population that has all the potential in the world but have a more difficult road to success because it's not lined with an abundance of opportunities and access. We believe that once doors are opened, success is inevitable if you're willing to work hard.

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 programs.

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