About Code as a Second Language

Mission

Code as a Second Language (CSL) is a national campaign that works toward introducing youth to computer programming and making technical training and careers accessible to women and underrepresented minorities.

Vision

Our vision is to provide students access to year-round LOFT Innovation leadership and workforce development programs including STEM Symposia, Innovation Fellowships, Youth Awards, mentoring and other work-based learning opportunities. All students will join the LOFT Network and connect online and offline with tens of thousands of peers excelling on their own fast track careers.

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Our Team


Advisory Board


About Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Established by The White House in 1987, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation's (HHF) mission is to "inspire, prepare, and position Latino leaders in the classroom, community, and workforce to meet America's priorities." HHF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and believes that youth are the leaders of today, not tomorrow, and focuses on helping a Latino help thousands more through innovation. www.hispanicheritage.org

About Leaders On Fast Track

Leaders On Fast Track (LOFT) is the leadership and workforce development program of HHF for under-represented minorities (URMs) focused on “priority fields” including science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurship and other areas with hundreds of placements into internships, fellowships and full time positions. Tens of thousands of students and young professionals are connected to each other and provided with priority-field-tailored trainings across the country.

Join LOFT Network: www.loftnetwork.org


How It Works

The Code as a Second Language National Initiative is looking for professionals who are passionate about technology and coding. If you are a professional who fits into the following roles we want to talk to you!

Tech Entrepreneur

Tech Entrepreneur

Business Professional

Business Professional

Developer

Developer

Designer

Designer

A corps of technology professionals and software engineers will introduce high school students to the exciting and challenging world of coding in after-school classes, Coding Jams, and other activities.