Bridging the Tech Divide.Empowering a New Generationof Innovators.
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88
classes taught
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4,000+
students served
Mission High School
14
school sites

Mission Bit: Bridging the Tech Divide


Mission Bit is dedicated to inspiring and empowering students to unlock their full potential. We build professional pathways for under resourced high school youth across the SF Bay Area by making computer science more accessible through our free project-based courses.

Core Values

Social Justice

Providing equal opportunities for the underrepresented & under-resourced

Community

Cultivating a supportive environment of like-minded peers

Love

Practicing empathy, honesty, and openness

Accountability

Embracing the responsibility to inspire future generations

Smart Risks

Encouraging the pursuit of passions

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Sarai Fall 2019
Sarai
I was always encouraged to explore coding by my older brother, and I knew I needed to start somewhere. After completing a semester of Intro to Web Design at Mission Bit, I have taken an interest in coding and have been eager to learn more. I am unsure of what I want to be when I grow up, but I know that what I learned at Mission Bit will help mold my career path.
Alyssa Fall 2019
Alyssa
I took my first class at Mission Bit as a sophomore without knowing much about computer science. Since joining the Mission Bit community, I have gained more experience and exposure to coding as well as getting the chance to work with lots of great people. Mission Bit has played a big part in this journey, and has given me plenty of perspective on what it's like in the tech industry.
Vincent Fall 2019
Vincent
I am a sophomore at Galileo High School. When I first heard of Mission Bit I thought it was a great opportunity to get more advanced in coding. I tried the program and I loved it. After joining and now still being enrolled it has made me more passionate about coding. I want to go into the CS field and I hope to become a software engineer. The community is also very friendly and dedicated. I would recommend MB to anyone interested in coding.
Nicholas Fall 2018
Nicholas
I live with my mom in the Tenderloin. I love to laugh, play video games, and I love to code. Mission Bit has given me an opportunity to make friends that look like me and share the same interest. I want to become either a professional gamer or software engineer.
Abel Fall 2018
Abel
It’s been a problem that we don’t have access to computer science education, thus, we can’t be the software engineers who solve problems for people like ourselves. So it’s important to get more undeserved students into tech and coding classes so they can solve problems that are meaningful to them and create the change that they want to see.
Eric Fall 2018
Eric
Because of Mission Bit, I believe in my ability to become an entrepreneur in the tech industry. I want to start a company in my neighborhood, Bayview Hunters Point.
Gisela Spring 2014
Gisela
I started as a student at Mission Bit when I was a sophomore at Lowell High School (San Francisco). I always struggled in math, but I loved the practical aspects of coding. After high school, I enrolled in a coding bootcamp and got an opportunity to teach coding overseas in Jordan. It’s so rewarding to return to Mission Bit as an educator and provide the same engaging experience that I received when I was a high school student.

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