About the Education Foundation

The Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 founded in 1996. As a world class center of excellence in education, high tech, biotech, healthcare and finance, Massachusetts is heavily dependent on the state’s capacity to generate computing talent capable of driving innovation. Given this demand, in 2013 the foundation’s primary focus became k-12 computing education.

Our vision is for all students in Massachusetts to understand the principles of computer science and how it applies in the world. We don’t believe all students should become computer programmers, but we do believe all students deserve access to the knowledge needed to build technology and to contribute to the innovation in the 21st century.

In 2017 our focus narrowed to computer science education for girls and underrepresented minorities, and to build pathways, starting in middle school, to technology careers.   We connect the tech sector with educators, academics, public policy makers, non-profits and parents to accelerate STEM education.