We outfit the next generation of leaders with tools to change their world.

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We are a diverse team of professionals committed to cultivating a better and more equitable society, beginning with the youth of Des Moines, Iowa.

We empower our students to pursue personal, academic, and professional success.

Preparing youth for the future of work

The digital future demands a digitally literate workforce.

Hands-on, work-based learning

Pi515 places learning in the hands of students, empowering them to take ownership of their education. Programs are designed and facilitated by Pi515 staff and industry experts.

Pi515 participants work and learn in safe environments that facilitate personal growth and community building.

Check out our programs page to learn more.

Education for all

Our programs are suitable for students from all backgrounds and learning styles. Programs are always free, and prior experience is never required.


Pi515 students explore their interests and creativity using technology, including coding programs, 3D printers, virtual reality, LEGO, and robotics.


Our students examine and challenge the world around them, creating new solutions for a more equitable and sustainable society.


Pi515 meets each child where they're at. Together, we work to establish individualized pathways for academic, personal, and professional success.

Testimonials from our partners and families

"This is the most fulfilling thing I've ever done in my life."

Miriam Lewis, Chief Inclusion Officer, Principal Financial

"I learned vital information needed to start a business. Upon completion of the program, I launched my business, Safies' Souffle."

Safie Jackson, Pi515 graduate, ISU student, and local entrepreneur

"You gave my son Cameron the opportunity to speak to tech leaders, a venture capitalist, people across the globe, and brilliant fellows. You are doing real, and necessary work with Pi515."

Bex Velazquez-Streeper, parent to a Pi515 student

"The future of work is creating space to honor young people's leadership. We will be driven by the desire to elevate young people to create, design and innovate to not just use future technology but build it."

Nancy Mwirotsi, Founder and Executive Director

Our Partners

Thank you to our community and corporate partners, who provide invaluable financial and operational support.
Goldmen Sachs
Grand Consulting
Homesteaders Life Company
John Deere ISG
John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
Principal Financial Group

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our community and corporate sponsors, who provide invaluable financial and operational support.
EMC Insurance
Goldman Sachs
Homesteaders Life Company
United Way