Mission EDC, Border Kids Code, and Sylvan Recognized by White House Initiative


MCALLEN, TEXAS (September 19, 2015) Border Kids Code is a proud partner in Mission EDC’s Code the Town that was recently recognized as a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education, an effort by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

Code the Town will be part of a national online catalog of over 200 programs throughout the country that invest in key education priorities in Hispanics. The announcement was made on September 15, 2015 at the onset of Hispanic Heritage Month by Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the Initiative.

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics was established in 1990 to address the educational disparities faced by the Hispanic community. To learn more about the Initiative and to view the Bright Spots in Hispanic Education national online catalog visitwww.ed.gov/HispanicInitiative.

Code the town was launched in Fall 2014 through Mission EDC in partnership with Border Kids Code and Sylvan Learning to drive educational and economic progress in communities nationwide.

Border Kids Code was founded in 2014 with the mission to create young technologists in the Rio Grande Valley by instructing them on the fundamentals of Computer Science in a maker-based approach at learning. Our goal is to increase exposure in STEM related majors and careers in the primary and middle grades in the South Texas border region through direct teach and a professional learning model.

Congratulations Mission EDC, gracias for bringing us on as partners. Check out Code the Town at www.codethetown.com