About the Equitable CS Curriculum Initiative

As part of our mission to ensure Black, Latinx, and Native American students have access to rigorous and culturally relevant CS education, we highlight racial inequality through research, build the capacity of educators and administrators, and advocate for education policy change.

Kapor Center Equitable CS Project Team

The Kapor Center Equitable CS Project Team is committed to ensuring that the most pressing issues in computer science K-12 education for Black, Latinx, and Native American students are critically examined through research, best practices, and policy that supports achieving equity, inclusion, and justice for school communities throughout the country.

Dr. Allison Scott

Chief Executive Officer

Dinah Becton-Consuegra

Chief of Staff and Learning

Kalisha Davis

CS Equity Curriculum Project Director

Shana V. White

Senior Associate for CS Equity and Justice Initiatives

Dr. Alexis Martin

Director of Grants Management

Dr. Sonia Koshy

Senior Director of Research and Evaluation

Laura Hinton

Insights and Operations Analyst

National Advisory Board

The National Advisory of the Equitable CS Curriculum Initiative is a dynamic collaborative of thought leaders with expertise in such disciplines as racial equity, social justice, community building, education, and computer science education. Their insights, experiences, and recommendations have provided the foundation for the project’s efforts to achieve collective impact among CS educators, researchers, policymakers, students, and other advocates in K-12 schools.

National Student Leadership Team

In Fall of 2020, Kapor Center held a national search to identify a group of young leaders to form the 2020-2021 inaugural cohort of the Equitable CS National Student Leadership Team. Meeting bi-monthly, nine high school students representing seven states in nine communities throughout the U.S., gathered for thoughtful discussions exploring computer science and technology, leadership development, and unique opportunities to network with leaders in the field of racial equity, social justice, education, and computer science through live video conference sessions. These student leaders have proven themselves invaluable in articulating their vision for achieving equity in CS classrooms for themselves and their peers. To learn more about this dynamic group of youth and their experiences: Watch: Elevating Student Voice: Student Solutions to Achieving Equity in CS Education.

All’ayah Jarmon

Clarkton, NC

Emilee Coxsey

McAlester, OK

Emily Jordan

Locust Grove, OK

Eyiara Oladipo

Detroit, MI

Ezra Feleke

San Jose, CA

Myles Mackie

Gretna, LA

Olamiposi Ajao

Amherst, MA

Olatayo Sobomehin

East Palo Alto, CA

Zuriel Johnson

Atlanta, GA

All’ayah Jarmon

Clarkton, NC

Emilee Coxsey

McAlester, OK

Emily Jordan

Locust Grove, OK

Eyiara Oladipo

Detroit, MI

Ezra Feleke

San Jose, CA

Myles Mackie

Gretna, LA

Olamiposi Ajao

Amherst, MA

Olatayo Sobomehin

East Palo Alto, CA

Zuriel Johnson

Atlanta, GA

Why equity in CS Education Matters

Having someone who looks like us teach us and mentor us has been an amazing opportunity.

- Naya, SMASH Wayne State

The CRCS Framework

The CRCS Framework builds on decades of theory and research across disciplines and was developed in partnership with researchers, practitioners, teachers, students, and education advocates. This effort will continue to grow and take shape as we engage with communities and develop meaningful opportunities to learn and share ideas.