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ID Hosts Free Coding Classes for Chicago Youth

August 30, 2023

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The partnership with We All Code brings STEM education to underserved communities.

ID has partnered with We All Code to host technology classes for Chicago students.

Founded in 2013 by ID adjunct faculty member Ali Karbassi, We All Code fosters digital literacy and inclusion by providing STEM opportunities to girls and underserved students. The organization offers free coding and problem-solving classes to Chicago youth aged 7–17. Classes include individualized support with a 2:1 mentor ratio.

With a shared passion for education and equity, the two organizations have come together to provide free, year-long coding classes for underserved students in Chicago.

We All Code, with its commitment to real coding skills for all children, offers an environment for experiential learning, collaboration, and fun. ID's programs expand the applications of human-centered and systems-based design, helping individuals and organizations navigate the complex challenges. Together, we are unlocking new ways forward in the realm of digital education, inspiring the next generation of coders, thinkers, and leaders.
—Ali Karbassi

The partnership launched this summer and will continue until summer 2024. Learn more at