codePhx Brings Free Technology Classes to Phoenix Youth
September 13, 2017
The Arizona Community Foundation and the Phoenix IDA, in partnership with the Phoenix City Council and District 5 Councilman Daniel Valenzuela, have provided support and start-up funding of $500,000 for the codePHX initiative. codePHX provides free coding, robotics and 3D modeling classes for youths ages 4-17 throughout the city of Phoenix.
codePHX was developed in pilot settings over the past two years. Starting the week of September 11, classes will be offered at 12 citywide locations, including four Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department facilities and eight Phoenix Public Library branches. The curriculum is designed to engage youth who are traditionally under-represented in technology fields, including girls and those from economically disadvantaged communities.
2017 codePHX citywide locations
Bret Tarver Learning Center (1516 N. 35th Avenue)
Cesar Chavez Library (3635 W. Baseline Road)
Cholla Library (10050 Metro Parkway)
Desert Sage Library (7602 W. Encanto Boulevard)
Harmon Library (1325 S. 5th Avenue)
Ironwood Library (4333 E. Chandler Boulevard)
Mountain View Community Center (1104 E. Grovers Avenue)
Palo Verde Library (4402 N. 51st Avenue)
Sunnyslope Youth Center (1702 W. Peoria Avenue)
Vernell Coleman Recreation Center (830 W. Tonto Street)
Yucca Library (5648 N. 15th Avenue)
Burton Barr Central Library (1221 N. Central Avenue - when reopened in summer 2018)
Over the next three years, codePHX will expand to include 29 citywide locations, including 17 additional library branches and community centers, and a mobile coding lab that is part of the Parks and Recreation Department’s mobile recreation program.
Visit phoenix.gov/codePHX for additional program and class registration information.