Placing the Accent on Equity in Computer Science Education

The Chicago Alliance For Equity in Computer Science (CAFÉCS) is a research-practice partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) that fosters equity in computer science.

Empowering students to shape the emerging future. 

Since 2011, the Chicago Alliance for Equity in Computer Science (CAFÉCS) has been supporting Chicago Public School (CPS) students with opportunities to discover learning through computer science fundamentals. We address problems of practice through research and development that increases students’ opportunities to gain the analytical, critical thinking, creative and problem solving skills they need to pursue computing pathways inside and outside the classroom. 

 CAFÉCS helps students embark on a journey of discovery through courses that help teachers implement inquiry-based activities that make computer science relevant, engaging and stimulating…while building a classroom culture that is inclusive of all students.




“You have to make sure that equity is taking place within your classroom, that all your students are included and that they feel like their voice is being heard.”

CPS High School Teacher