Geeksgiving 2013 Charity Profile: ScriptEd

by Modis on November 19, 2013

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ScriptEd, one of our two Geeksgiving charities, is an award-winning organization based out of New York City, NY. ScriptEd was founded by former Teach for America corps members, Maurya Couvares and Elizabeth Davison, in 2012. The goal of this organization is to immerse low-income students into the technology industry through courses, engagement and summer internships.

How They Do What They Do

ScriptEd volunteers planning the future cirriculum for their students.

ScriptEd currently teaches courses and programs in five high schools in the New York City area:

  • Harlem Village Academies High School
  • Cristo Rey New York High School,
  • Urban Assembly Gateway School for Technology
  • Richard R. Green High School for Teaching
  • Brooklyn International High School

At these schools, ScriptEd’s 27 classroom volunteers equip students with the fundamental skills and experiences in technology to fulfill the severe lack of Computer Science courses in the school curriculum. These volunteers come from strong tech-oriented companies such as Google, and Thoughtworks. Volunteers teach students valuable in-demand IT fundamentals like Javascript, HTML, CSS, and Python with courses – and an upcoming student hackathon sponsored by GitHub, Twilio, Mozilla, NeoSavvy and Teach for America in December!

When school is out for the summer, ScriptEd pairs their students with excellent internship opportunities at technology companies like Thrillist, Contently and These student interns blog about their experiences, with some of these talented individuals writing articles in well-known publications like The Huffington Post.

The Future of ScriptEd

There are currently 76 students enrolled, with 47 boys and 29 girls participating in the courses. In the 2013 school year, ScriptEd expanded their reach, going from 3 high schools to 5, with their eyes always on the horizon for further growth and expansion. Keep a constant pulse on ScriptEd because you’ll never know what this award-winning organization will move and shake next!

ScriptEd students learning IT fundamentals.

Like what you’ve read about ScriptEd? Support them with Geeksgiving votes!

Vote daily from November 18-26th to give ScriptEd the opportunity to win some cash! We will split our pot of money between both charities based on the percentage of votes they receive, so make sure your voice is heard – vote now!

Happy Geeksgiving from Modis!

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