Student centered in all we do


Cultivating a supportive environment of like-minded peers.

Social justice

Providing equal opportunities for the underrepresented and under-resourced.


Practicing empathy, honesty, and openness.


Embracing the responsibility to inspire future generations.

Smart risks

Encouraging the pursuit of passions.


Changing the future by focusing on teens now

Mission Bit empowers young innovators who reflect our diversity to become leaders of the global technology revolution, developing solutions that serve our whole community.

Standing out

What makes us different

We mentor students from high school to career

Our support continues after students complete one semester-long class with opportunities to stay engaged through college.

We have collaborative, project-based intro courses

Students can experience the power of technology as they dive into our coursework without the stress of affecting their GPA while trying something new!

We prioritize the happiness and humanity of our students

We prioritize the joy of learning and recognize each student’s unique strengths, creating an inclusive and supportive environment where their individuality is celebrated.

We do social impact projects

Students can make a real-world difference by applying their new coding skills to create solutions that address challenges they care about and positively impact our community!

Org story

Mission Bit origins

Mission Bit was born out of a passion for empowering youth through coding education. Founded by Tyson Daugherty, our organization was inspired by the belief that every student, regardless of background, should have the opportunity to learn and excel in the world of technology. Since our founding, we have been on a mission to bridge the digital divide, provide access to quality coding education, and equip the next generation with the skills they need to succeed in a career powered by technology.


Where we serve

San Francisco

Focusing recruitment in the Bayview Hunters Point, Inner and Outer Mission Districts, Portola District, Potrero Hill, and Visitacion Valley.


Oakland and East Bay

Focusing recruitment in the Central, Coliseum, Downtown, Fruitvale, West Oakland neighborhoods and the city of Richmond.

Meet our team

Meet the passionate and dedicated team behind Mission Bit.

  • staff
  • teachers
  • student advisory board
  • board

Christina Ortega

Chief Executive Officer, Board President

Cora Monokandilos

Chief Product Officer

Cynthia Chin

Chief Operating Officer

Ellen Zhou

Hiring and Office Coordinator

Evalani Clark

Marketing Manager

Johnny Lin

Development Associate

Rachel Scales

Innovative Learning Manager

Tiffany Ian

Summer Learning Assistant

Ver Pasamic

Curriculum Developer

Zoe Kurtz

Director of Programs

Zuri Mubarak

Program Coordinator

Aasha Jain

Lead Instructor

Ailsa Sun

Instructor Assistant

Aklile Tesfaye

Lead Instructor

Andres Gonzales

Instructor Assistant

Antonio Campbell-Rodriguez

High School Intern

Aquamarine Schutter

Lead Instructor

Brent Gannetta

Lead Instructor

Christina Ling

Instructor Assistant

Emil De Guzman

Lead Instructor

Erick Gonzalez-Gomez

Instructor Assistant

Ethan Lee

Instructor Assistant

George Sphicas

Instructor Assistant

Jaedon Lee

Lead Instructor

Jennifer Chang

Lead Instructor

Joe Miller

Instructor Assistant

Josh Burlile

Lead Instructor

Kaitlyn Wong

Instructor Assistant

Kalyani Nair

Instructor Assistant

Kimberley Wu

Instructor Assistant

Kimon Monokandilos

Instructor Assistant

Liam Giraldo

Instructor Assistant

Lisa Jurca

Lead Instructor

Sam Shih

Lead Instructor

Stephane Sorho

Instructor Assistant

Wilson Ng

Lead Instructor

Yunting Zhao

Instructor Assistant

Antonio Campbell Rodriguez

Carlmont High School Class of 2024

Briseida Juarez

Burton High School Class of 2024

Camille Chew

Lincoln High School Class of 2027

Christopher Vega

Leadership High School Class of 2024

Dawit Bonga

Galileo High School Class of 2024

Gabrielle Carpio

Mcclymonds High School Class of 2024

Georgina Alano

SOTA Class of 2024

Jaymel Santos

Gateway High School Class of 2025

Kathleen Zapata

ICA Class of 2024

Nahawend Elbgal

Oakland Technical High School Class of 2025

Quy Thai

Oakland High School Class of 2024

Steven Wu

Wallenburg High School Class of 2024

Tammy Le

Oakland Technical High School Class of 2025

Vannysa Saechao

Oakland High School Class of 2025

Willy Alvarez

Mission High School Class of 2024

Alex Peng

Growth Engineer at SingleStore, Mission Bit Alum

Allison Scott, PhD

CEO at Kapor Foundation

Anthony Liatsis

CTO & Co-Founder at CreditIQ

Beth Andersen

President at Anthem Blue Cross

Bob Ippolito

Board Chair, Entrepreneur, Maker of Things

Christina Ortega

Chief Executive Officer, Board President

Christine Keener

Director, Government and Community Affairs at Verizon

Jeff Schnitz

Board Treasurer Senior Vice President, East West Bank

Jennifer Collins

Board Secretary Senior VP, Business Development at Tunein

Jonathan Chan

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Sam Purtill

VP of Engineering at Advantage Solutions

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Annual reports

Our annual reports provide a comprehensive overview of Mission Bit’s impact and achievements over the past year, including student success stories, financial information, and program highlights. Learn about our progress and join us in our mission to create a more diverse and inclusive tech industry.

2023 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

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