The Community-Led CSforALL Accelerator Program Aims to Increase Computer Science Learning Opportunities for Denver Students
DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Crusoe Energy Systems Inc. (Crusoe) today announced their sponsorship of the Denver cohort of the CSforALL Accelerator Program, a new initiative from computer science (CS) advocacy organization CSforALL. The Accelerator is a two-year, cohort-model program focused on accelerating the progress of local communities towards fundamental standards-aligned computer science education for all learners, and increasing access to interest-driven computer science learning opportunities.
The Denver cohort’s local partners will include the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, the Colorado School of Mines and Denver Public Schools. They will design a program that will result in increased awareness of CS education in the community; increased capacity for community institutions to create a healthy ecosystem of opportunities; and increased opportunities and participation by learners in CS education activities for school-aged children. Accelerator funding will be used to support the community driven goals based on the specific needs of the Denver community.
“Crusoe is passionate about enabling the future of computing-led innovations and empowering our local communities, which starts with our education system,” said Chase Lochmiller, CEO and Co-Founder, Crusoe Energy. “As a Denver-based company, we’re thrilled to help bring the CSforALL Accelerator Program to the Denver Public School system to advance sustainable and equitable implementation of CS education.”
“CSforALL is energized by the launch of the Accelerator Program and the first locally-driven cohort that will drive sustainable CS education for our nation’s youth,” said Bernell Murray, Project Director, Accelerator Program, CSforALL. “As part of our inaugural cohort, with the support of Crusoe Energy and Friends and Affiliates, we will increase CS education opportunities for nearly 100,000 Denver K-12 students over the next two years.”
Denver is one of six communities chosen for the first cohort of the CSforALL Accelerator Program, along with: Miami, FL; Nashville, TN; Washington D.C.; Duluth, MN; and Detroit, MI. Together, these cities have the potential to reach over half-a-million youth who currently lack access to equitable CS education.
Crusoe Energy Systems’s donation to CSforALL was made with Bitcoin that was mined by the company’s methane reducing Digital Flare Mitigation systems. The donation was made through The Giving Block, a platform that enables charities to seamlessly accept cryptocurrency based donations. The Denver cohort is also supported by individual friends and affiliates of Crusoe Energy Systems.
Crusoe believes that technological advancement and computing-led innovation have enormous potential to uplift quality of life and advance human prosperity. Crusoe’s business provides the necessary computing infrastructure to enable this future without environmental costs. By investing in CSforAll, it gives today’s students the tools to deliver on the next era of computing led breakthroughs.
Added Lochmiller, “We view CSforAll’s Accelerator Program as an opportunity to empower students in our local community to become the next generation of great innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs.”
About Crusoe Energy Systems Inc.:
Crusoe is on a mission to align the future of computing with the future of the climate. We are the pioneers of clean computing infrastructure that reduces both the costs and the environmental impact of the world’s expanding digital economy. By unlocking stranded sources of energy to power crypto, cloud and data centers, we are creating a future for compute-intensive innovation that reduces emissions rather than adds to them. The world’s appetite for computation, energy, and progress will never stop growing. Crusoe is here to bring energy to ideas in ways that are aligned with the needs of our climate.
CSforALL is the national hub of the computer science for all movement with a mission to make high-quality computer science an integral part of K-12 education in the United States. We engage with diverse stakeholders leading computer science initiatives across the nation to support and facilitate the implementation of rigorous, inclusive, and sustainable computer science.