Equity in Computer Science Matching Grant

Get the funding you need to make sure all your students have equal access to a quality computer science education.

Applications open until December 14, 2020.

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The Equity in Computer Science Matching Grant

Get support for your schools.

Your school or district can improve equity in computer science (CS), no matter a student's race, gender or skill level, by building a strong and engaging code curriculum into grades K-12. 

We recognize not all schools have the funding necessary to ensure their students are receiving the best CS education. 

That's why we're offering a matching grant to help bring educational equity into your schools. This means that Skill Struck will match, dollar-for-dollar, the annual licensing, implementation, professional development and support for Skill Struck's platforms.

Have questions? Check out our frequently asked questions about the grant.

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WHY THIS MATCHING GRANT?

Coding is for everyone.

Every student should have an equal opportunity to learn computer science. Unfortunately, not all students have been given the chance to learn how to code.

Did you know that of the CS workforce, only . . .

24% is female;

8% is African-American; and

7% is Latinx.

Change the ratio by implementing equitable computer science platforms in all of your schools. *Skill Struck curriculum available in Spanish and English.

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Start the process

Fill out this application to start the process of receiving an Equity in Computer Science Matching Grant for your schools. Applications close on December 14, 2020.

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How can this matching grant help our schools?

Examples of how this matching grant can help your schools include:

  • Extend your budget.
  • Expand your current Skill Struck platforms into more schools within your district.
  • Provide educators with supplemental curriculum support.
  • Allow your school or district to create a sustainable plan for computer science.
  • Improve depth of learning, regardless of your school being remote, hybrid, or in-person.
  • Provide your students with a stronger foundation of skills needed for the workforce.

Who is eligible for this matching grant?

Most districts, elementary, middle, and high schools will be able to receive a matching grant from Skill Struck. To be eligible to apply, your school or district must...

  • Be lead by educators who are forward-thinking and passionate about impact.
  • Teach students in grades K–12.
  • Possess classroom technology to support student learning (devices and internet connectivity).
  • Be a public or private district, school, or charter.
  • Be ready to implement Skill Struck's platforms within the 2020–2021 school year.

What can this matching grant be used for?

The grant may be used to match, dollar-for-dollar, the cost of annual licensing, implementation, professional development and support of the Skill Struck platform.

When can I apply?

You can apply for the Equity in Computer Science Matching Grant during a four-week submission window beginning November 2 and ending on December 14, 2020.

Every application will be reviewed in a timely manner and the matching grant resources will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. It is anticipated that you will receive notice of your grant decision no later than December 20, 2020.

How do I get accepted for a matching grant?

There is a three-step process to be accepted for this matching grant.

Step 1

Fill out the form (~5 min). Enter in your information to help us understand who you are, how your current computer science education is set up at your district or school, and how you would use a matching grant if accepted.

Step 2

Get qualified (1-3 days). To qualify, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Represent a private or public school, district, or charter.
  • Plan to implement the Skill Struck platforms purchased and awarded with this matching grant within the year 2020–2021 school year.
  • Agree to at least one year of a Skill Struck partnership.

Step 3

Get accepted (5–10 days). After you qualify, you will meet with a Skill Struck representative who will talk through your plans and goals for how you plan on using a matching grant to improve your computer science education. After you have spoken with a Skill Struck representative, we will let you know if you have been accepted for a matching grant.

Once you have been accepted, you will work closely with your Skill Struck representative to ensure your teachers and students get set up properly on Skill Struck platforms.

FAQ

Let's answer some questions

Have questions about this Equity in Computer Science Matching Grant? We've got all the answers you need.

How can this matching grant help our schools?

Examples of how this matching grant can help your schools include:

  • Extend your budget.
  • Expand your current Skill Struck platforms into more schools within your district.
  • Provide educators with supplemental curriculum support.
  • Allow your school or district to create a sustainable plan for computer science.
  • Improve depth of learning, regardless of your school being remote, hybrid, or in-person.
  • Provide your students with a stronger foundation of skills needed for the workforce.

Who is eligible for this matching grant?

Most districts, elementary, middle, and high schools will be able to receive a matching grant from Skill Struck. To be eligible to apply, your school or district must:

  • Be lead by educators who are forward-thinking and passionate about impact.
  • Teach students in grades K–12.
  • Possess classroom technology to support student learning (devices and internet connectivity).
  • Be a public or private district, school, or charter.
  • Be ready to implement Skill Struck's platforms within the 2020–2021 school year.

What can this matching grant be used for?

The grant may be used to match, dollar-for-dollar, the cost of annual licensing, implementation, professional development and support of the Skill Struck platform.

When can I apply?

You can apply for the Equity in Computer Science Matching Grant during a four-week submission window beginning November 2 and ending on November 30, 2020.

Every application will be reviewed in a timely manner and the matching grant resources will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. It is anticipated that you will receive notice of your grant decision no later than December 10, 2020.

How do I get accepted for a matching grant?

There is a three-step process to be accepted for this matching grant.

Step 1: Fill out the form (~5 min). Enter in your information to help us understand who you are, how your current computer science education is set up at your district or school, and how you would use a matching grant if accepted.

Step 2: Get qualified (1-3 days). To qualify, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • Represent a private or public school, district, or charter.
  • Plan to implement the Skill Struck platforms purchased and awarded with this matching grant within the year 2020–2021 school year.
  • Agree to at least one year of a Skill Struck partnership.

Step 3: Get accepted (5–10 days). After you qualify, you will meet with a Skill Struck representative who will talk through your plans and goals for how you plan on using a matching grant to improve your computer science education. After you have spoken with a Skill Struck representative, we will let you know if you have been accepted for a matching grant.

Once you have been accepted, you will work closely with your Skill Struck representative to ensure your teachers and students get set up properly on Skill Struck platforms.

Making computer science easier for all

Skill Struck has been around for 3 years. We started with summer camps in 2017, then started doing 1-on-1 tutoring for kids after school. We have spent over 1000 hours doing 1-on-1 instruction with students ages 10–18. 

Schools asked us to build something that can help any teachers with their K-12 students. Our team members consist of key people from Imagine Learning, former High School Computer Science Teacher, Former Title 1 School Teacher, Masters of Education, and most importantly, people who have spent a lot of time with teenage students and want to make a difference.

If you have any questions about Skill Struck's computer science platforms, visit skillstruck.com or reach out to use at hello@skillstruck.com.