Google RISE AwardAward will fund the Bruin Bits & Bytes Program, giving every 4th-12th grader at least one computer science learning opportunity before they graduate.

By Joanie Harmon, published Feb. 4, 2014 on UCLA Ed & IS Ampersand

UCLA Community School, in collaboration with Center X’s Exploring Computer Science (ECS) initiative, has been selected to receive a 2014 Google RISE (Roots in Science & Engineering) Award. The school, which serves the Koreatown/Pico-Union community of Los Angeles, is receiving a $25,000 award from Google to start the Bruin Bits & Bytes Program, which will provide inner city students – focusing on girls and underrepresented minority groups in particular – with the computer science (CS) knowledge needed to compete for college and careers in the 21st Century.