Seattle-Based Nonprofit Code.org Raises Funds for Computer Science Education Programs

The Seattle-based Code.org nonprofit organization has secured $12 million in funds from investors such as PwC, Infosys and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle Times reported Monday.

Hadi Partovi, co-founder and CEO of Code.org, said the organization plans to use the money to update its computer science curricula and train more teachers to educate K-12 students on the subject.

Code.org offers online courses with the intent to increase the representation of women and underrepresented minorities in the computer science field.

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