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Here's the latest on Code in the Schools 

Code in the schools students will help bring new tech to city government.

Source: Technically Baltimore

February 1, 2018



Mayor announces partnership with coding program. 

Source: ABC  2 News

January 31, 2018

Bad Batch boys save potential lives.

Source: DIY Science

January 22, 2018



LeGrand, co-founder of the nonprofit Code in the Schools with his wife Gretchen, worked with a team of student programmers to develop Bad Batch Alert, an anonymous free text messaging service aimed at assisting individuals struggling with heroin addiction in Baltimore City, Maryland.

Source: Vice News

December 4, 2017


Girls in CS Summit gives students a look at tech careers

Source: Technically Baltimore

September 9, 2017

CodeWorks students worked hard on their summer games

Source: Technically Baltimore

August 11, 2017


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New text service, Bad Batch Alert, hopes to save addicts and reform them.

Source: abc2 News

August 3, 2017

Want to know about a 'bad batch' of heroin? There's an app for that.

Source: Fox 45 News

July 18, 2017


Six Baltimore teens build text alert system addressing "emergency" opioid epidemic

Source: Blavity

July 2017 

Baltimore students help build app that warns heroin users of deadly batches

Source: CBS Baltimore

July 12th, 2017

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CodeWorks students are getting some lessons from Baltimore entrepreneurs this week

Source: Technically Baltimore

July 11, 2017


Baltimore teens built a system that sends text alerts during heroin overdose spikes 


July 6th, 2017


Charlotte James, Communications Director of Code in the Schools, on how a movement came to life.


December 29th, 2016

The first TECHealth cohort features seven projects addressing health issues.


December 6th, 2016


Code in the Schools, a Baltimore-based non-profit, teaches inner city youth skills they may not pick up at their school. That skill set includes HTML and computer programming. 

Source: Afro

November 23rd, 2016

Code in the Schools' daylong Game Jam drew about 60 participants to Station North on Saturday. It was a fitting way to cap off Baltimore Innovation Week 2016.


October 5th, 2016

The five-week coding program involved a who's who of Baltimore innovation outfits. And the students even got paid.


August 15th, 2016

For 5 weeks, Baltimore City youth get paid to learn how to code.

Source: CNN

August 12th, 2016

Youthworks Program offers productive summer opportunities for youth.

Source: WBAL-TV

July 3rd, 2016 

Charlotte James champions tech innovation for Baltimore City youth.

Source: abc2

May 2nd, 2016

Gretchen LeGrand has taken her place in the Baltimore tech and gaming education world and is here to stay.

Source: Baltimoregamer

March 29th, 2016

Code in the Schools puts together an intensive summer boot camp to teach basic programming concepts.

Source: The Baltimore Watchdog

March 3rd, 2016


Charlotte James discusses meaningful and measurable ways to increase diversity in the tech industry.

Source: Alterconf

January 30th, 2016

Adam Savage's new show stopped by the nonprofit's Station North offices. Check out the full segment here.


January 26th, 2016

Adam Savage stopped by Code in the Schools to talk with students about their experiences.

Source: Tested

January 25th, 2016

AT&T contributes $10,000 to Code In the Schools in Baltimore.

Source: Greater Baltimore Committee

November 18th, 2015

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Code in the Schools Video Game Jam held for third year.

Source: WBAL-TV

October 3rd, 2015

The education nonprofit welcomed guests and city officials into its new Station North HQ this weekend.


August 25th, 2015

The students participated in Code in the Schools' Prodigy program this summer.


August 18th, 2015

Young Marylanders are learning how to code and take advantage of digital technologies to bring their ideas to life.

Source: EdSurge News

February 10th, 2015

A local nonprofit teaches young students computer programming through gaming.

Source: Baltimore Magazine

September, 2014

WYPR speaks with Gretchen LeGrand, co-founder of Code in the Schools.

Source: WYPR

March 20th, 2014

A new nonprofit wants to teach Baltimore city school students computer coding by having them create their own video games.


June 6th, 2013

Teaching computer science principles to kids as young as 4 may seem challenging, but for Gretchen LeGrand, M.S. ’10,founder of nonprofit Code in the Schools, it’s more like child’s play.

Source: UB Magazine