We prepare today's youth to meet tomorrow's demands.

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 with the children of Des Moines, Iowa.
Middle school.
High school.

Preparing youth for the future of work

The digital future demands a digitally literate workforce.

Tech-based education

Our students learn the necessary critical technical and professional skills to find success in STEM careers.

Check out our programs page to learn more.

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

Our partners

Visit our Get Involved page if you would like to join our list of community partners
Bank of the West
Connected Nation
Kauffman Foundation
Google Fiber
IMT Insurance
John Pappajohn
John Pappajohn Entreprenurial Centers
Larson Family Foundation
Midwest Family Lending
Palmer Group
Principal Financial
StartupCity Des Moines
United Way

Connect with us today