Evalani Clark | April 6, 2023
Categories: Annual reports

San Francisco-based non-profit Mission Bit has just released its 2022 Annual Report, detailing its progress over the past year in providing free computer science education to underrepresented high school students in the Bay Area.

The report highlights Mission Bit’s commitment to closing the digital divide and increasing diversity in the tech industry. Through its after-school and summer programs, the organization has served over 1,200 students in the past year alone, reaching even more communities across the Bay Area in San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, East Palo Alto, and Redwood City.

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“As we reflect on the past year, I am humbled by the dedication and resilience of our students, staff, and supporters,” says Christina Ortega, CEO and Board President of Mission Bit. “Despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic, Mission Bit remains committed to our mission of providing quality, project-based computer science education to high school students across the Bay Area.”


The 2022 Annual Report includes data on Mission Bit’s impact, including:

  • 91% of all ECA (Explore Code Academy) students want to continue to learn how to code
  • 64% of students identify as Black or Latinx at Mission Bit, while only 15% of tech workers identify as Black or Latinx
  • 1,202 students were served in 2022

The report also highlights some of the challenges faced by Mission Bit and other organizations working to increase diversity in tech, including a lack of funding and systemic barriers faced by underrepresented groups. Despite these challenges, Mission Bit remains committed to its mission and is constantly seeking ways to improve and expand its programs.

“We continue to prioritize equity, community, and social justice in all aspects of our work, and we are proud to empower our students to use their newfound skills to create solutions for their communities,” says Ortega. “As we look ahead to the future, I am excited to see the impact that Mission Bit will continue to make in the lives of our students and their communities. Together, we will continue to pave the way for a more equitable and just society through the power of computer science education. Thank you for your unwavering support.”

If you’re interested in supporting Mission Bit’s work as a non-profit coding organization or learning more about its programs, visit their website at missionbit.org.

See the report