The community-led CSforALL Accelerator program aims to increase computer science learning opportunities for students in Denver
DENVER, June 30, 2022†BUSINESS WIRE)–Crusoe Energy Systems Inc. (Crusoe) today announced their sponsorship of the Denver cohort of the CSforALL Accelerator Programa new initiative from the computer science (CS) advocacy organization CSforALL† The Accelerator is a two-year cohort modeling program aimed at accelerating the progress of local communities toward foundational standards-based computer science education for all students and increasing access to interest-based learning opportunities in computer science.
The local partners of the Denver cohort are 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 a greater awareness of CS education in the community; greater capacity for community institutions to create a healthy ecosystem of opportunity; and increased student opportunities and participation in CS educational 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 computer-driven innovations and empowering our local communities, starting with our education system,” said Chase Lochmiller, CEO and Co-Founder of Crusoe Energy. “As a Denver-based company, we are excited to help bring the CSforALL Accelerator program to the Denver Public School system to promote a sustainable and equitable implementation of CS education.”
“CSforALL is energized by the launch of the Accelerator Program and the first locally-led cohort that will drive sustainable CS education for our nation’s youth,” said Bernell Murray, Project Director of the 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 selected for the first cohort of the CSforALL Accelerator program, along with: Miami, FL; Nashville, TN; Washington DC; Duluth, MN; and Detroit, MI. Together, these cities have the potential to reach more than half a million young people who currently lack access to equitable CS education.
Crusoe Energy Systems’ donation to CSforALL was made with Bitcoin mined by the company’s methane-reducing Digital Flare Mitigation systems. The donation was made through The Giving Block, a platform that allows 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 advances and computer-led innovation have enormous potential to improve the quality of life and promote human prosperity. Crusoe’s company provides the necessary computing infrastructure to enable this future without environmental costs. By investing in CSforAll, it gives today’s students the tools to realize the next era of computer-led breakthroughs.
Added Lochmiller, “We see 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.”
Contact [email protected] or visit www.crusoeenergy.com for more information and follow Crusoe on Linkedin and Twitter†
About Crusoe Energy Systems Inc.:
Crusoe is on a mission to align the future of computers with the future of the climate. We are the pioneers of a clean computing infrastructure that reduces both the cost and environmental impact of the world’s growing digital economy. By unlocking stranded energy resources 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 hunger for computing power, energy and progress will never stop growing. Crusoe is here to energize ideas in a way that is aligned with the needs of our climate.
CSforALL is the national center of computer science for all movements with a mission to make high-quality computer science an integral part of K-12 education in the United States. We partner with diverse stakeholders leading leading computer science initiatives across the country to support and facilitate the implementation of rigorous, inclusive and sustainable computer science.
Contact Holly Gordon: [email protected] or visit www.crusoeenergy.com for more information and follow Crusoe on Linkedin and Twitter†
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