Building opportunities for students to discover, create, and innovate

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



We are a group of diverse professionals committed to creating a better and more equal society, beginning in Des Moines, Iowa.
Middle school.
High school.

Preparing youth for the future of work

Our students graduate equipped and empowered to find personal, professional, and financial success in STEM careers.

Tech-based education

Our students learn critical technical, professional, and real-life skills.

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Education for all

Our programs are suitable for students from all backgrounds and learning styles.


Our students learn coding, web design, game design, robotics, and more.


We motivate our students to achieve their potential and overcome challenges.


We create pathways for success by partnering with industry professionals and leaders to teach and mentor our students.

Trust the testimonials from our partners and families

Stories that speak to our impact.

"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

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