Our Mission

Center for Excellence in Computer Science Education is working to inspire, connect, and grow an equitable computer science and coding ecosystem in Chicago.

Grow the Chicagoland Computer Science Ecosystem

From Coding Camps, robotics clubs and maker spaces, computer science and coding opportunities for those (4-24) are available on-line or all over Chicago! Click on the map to find programs near you.

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Support and Grow the CS Educator Community

CECSE aims to grow and support a community of practice of educators that builds and shares knowledge and best practices, brings together in-school and out-of-school learning; and fosters youth engagement and advances equity in computer science and coding.

Curate Curriculum and Learning Pathways

CECSE builds new learning opportunities in computer science and coding, with a focus on Apple’s Everyone Can Code (ECC) and App Development with Swift, and provides training and support for educators.

Elevate Awareness and Support for CS4All

CECSE works to elevate the work of Computer Science for All (CS4All) in Chicago Public Schools. Chicago is the birthplace of the CS4All movement that seeks to bring computer science education to every student.

“As our understanding of technology and its many uses grow, we are equipped to inform and encourage young adults within our communities to arise and take full advantage of these opportunities.”

-Marcus Warren, 2019 Fellow

Program Spotlight:
One Summer Chicago Coding Showcase

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today joined One Summer Chicago youth, Chicago Public Schools and partners of Apple’s Community Education initiative to celebrate another summer of the successful OSC youth work program.

Educator Spotlight:
Jenny Roscoe

Meet Jenny, the first CPS teacher to teach app development using Swift! She was inspired to adopt an inquiry and investigation approach to learning computer science and coding in her classroom. Outside of the classroom, she runs a non-profit conservation organization, travels, and loves to dance.


Learn about our year long fellowship for classroom and community based educators

Volunteer Opportunities

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Our Mission

To inspire, connect, and grow an equitable computer science and coding ecosystem

Our Partners

The Center for Excellence is a collaboration between Chicago Public Schools, Northwestern and Apple to bring accessible and equitable computer science and coding curriculum and community to Chicago.

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