CODE2040 creates pathways to success for Blacks and Latino/as in the innovation economy.


Our Mission

CODE2040 is a nonprofit organization that creates programs that increase the representation of Blacks and Latino/as in the innovation economy. We believe the tech sector, communities of color, and the country as a whole will be stronger if talent from all backgrounds is included in the creation of the companies, programs, and products of tomorrow.

Through CODE2040 I have built much more confidence in myself. I’ve connected with people at the center of innovation and technology who are working on important causes and executing their great ideas. This has started a fire in me to expand my choices and create a path to success.
— Xiomara Figueroa, 2014 CODE2040 Fellow

What We've Achieved

  • Our flagship Fellows Program has grown from five students in our pilot summer to 25 in summer 2014.
  • In 2013, 90% of Fellows received return offers from their summer employers.
  • CODE2040 Fellows report huge increases in self-confidence as a result of their participation in the program.
  • Over 1,000 students have applied to become CODE2040 Fellows. 
  • Over 200 companies have expressed interest in hosting Fellows for summer internships.
  • Our work has been featured in USA Today, NPR, Fast Company, Forbes, and more.