About Us

Our Mission

Code/Art is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the number of girls studying computer science by delighting and inspiring them with the creative possibilities of computer programming.

We envision a world where all girls have a positive early introduction to coding that leads to a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive tech workforce.

the problem

The Problem

Less than 1 in 5 computer science graduates in the US today is female, even while nearly 1 million high-paying computing jobs are unfilled or being filled by foreign workers.

how we help

How We Help

Code/Art provides the education, skill-building and support that closes the gaps preventing girls from entering, learning and succeeding in computer science fields.

“Many girls never even try coding because they think it’s purely computational and not something where they can be creative. By infusing art into all of our coding lessons, we show them coding can be creative. That’s where Code/Art really stands out.”

– Amy Renshaw, CEO & Founder

Our Values


We place a high emphasis on coming up with new and creative ideas, and finding new ways to approach challenges and opportunities.


We’re better together. All our programs create opportunities for collaboration and teamwork with a  focus on supporting and empowering each other.


We create welcoming and inclusive environments for ALL members, regardless of their background or identity. You belong here. 

Social Good

By prioritizing social good, Code/Artists use the tech skills they’re taught to create a more equitable and sustainable world for all. 

Code/Art in the Media

Our “Secret Sauce” is Art

Code/Art provides welcoming early coding programs for girls in grades 3-12 that develop technical & entrepreneurial skills through a focus on art, creativity and social good. We offer an art-infused curriculum that meets CSTA standards and we focus on training art teachers to use coding as a medium to create art. We believe that through coding art, we’re empowering girls to see themselves as coders and creators

Overall Goals

Girl with Computer

Introduce girls to coding at an early age through art class

Girls on Stage

Provide programs for girls in grades 3-12 that teach coding & entrepreneurial skills and expose them to CS careers

Girls looking at computer

Build community & create spaces where girls can feel included and represented

What Girls Say About Coding After Our Programs


said they see themselves more like a Coder


said they plan to major or minor in CS as a result of their club experience


said their club motivated them to continue coding in the future

* Data collected from 2020-2021 end-of-year Code/Art Club student surveys.