Alliance for California Computing Education for Students and Schools (ACCESS)
The Alliance for California Computing Education for Students and Schools (ACCESS) is dedicated to advocating for high-quality K-12 computer science education in California and ensuring its accessibility to all students, specifically for traditionally under-represented students: girls and students of color. ACCESS is a statewide network of computer scientists, K-12 teachers, professors from community colleges through universities, educational policy advocates, and related industry professionals.
ACCESS participates in a national collaboration, Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP), a Broadening Participation in Computing Alliance funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), whose primary goal is to increase the number and diversity of students in the pipeline to computing and computing-intensive degrees. ACCESS joins the Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE) in Massachusetts, Georgia Computes! and South Carolina to share strategies and best practices to expand quality computing education pathways in California.