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A key partnership SVEF  has is with, a leader in computer science outreach and official sponsor of the nation-wide Hour of Code. Every December, CSI organizes Hour of Code and Code Night events in schools across the Bay Area.

CSI also supports teachers in computer science through professional development. We are excited to host our fifth computer science cohort for the 2020-2021 school year. Over 125 teachers from over 35 Bay Area school districts have participated in Computer Science Discoveries and Computer Science Principles training with SVEF!

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Wells Fargo and SVEF have partnered again to offer mid-size grants to schools with 50% or above free and/or reduced lunch in Santa Clara County. Schools had the opportunity to apply for up to $5000 to start or continue a computer science program in their school. The grants can be used to purchase equipment or software that will enhance the experience of the students. They can also be used to help fund professional development for teachers.

The grant winners for the 2019-20 school year were announced February 2020:


  • Thomas Ryan Elementary (Alum Rock Unified)


  • Horace Cureton Elementary (Alum Rock Unified School District)


  • James Lick High School (East Side Union School District)


  • LeyVa Middle School (Evergreen School District)


  • Sunrise Middle School (SCCOE)


  • Downtown College Prep Alum Rock High School (Alum Rock Unified School District)


  • Downtown College Prep El Primero High School (San Jose Unified School District)


  • Orchard Elementary (Orchard School District)

  • Eliot Elementary (Gilroy Unified School District)

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