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.

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Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Julie
Last Name: 
Flapan
Title: 
Executive Director
Email: 
jflapan@uci.edu
Location: 
UC Irvine
Donald Bren Hall 5226
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 949-228-9761
Program Details
Year Established: 
2010
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Girls served annually: 
1000
Do you serve students/youth with disabilities?: 
Yes
Organization Info
Organization Name: 
ACCESS
Organization Description: 
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.
Is your organization a non-profit [501(c)(3)]?: 
No
Organization Contact Info
First Name: 
Julie
Last Name: 
Flapan
Title: 
Executive Director
Email: 
jflapan@uci.edu
Location: 
Donald Bren Hall 5226
Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 9492289761
Available Resources/Activities
workshops/classes/training
speakers
professional development delivery
facilities
curriculum development
Collaboration Interests
working with similar organizations
working with K-12 schools
working with informal organizations
working with industry representatives
working with higher education
Needed Resources/Activities
research
funding
conferences
Other Available Resources/Activities: Summer Computing Camp Workshop
Other Collaboration Interests: Our focus is in California