Teaching Computer Coding to Underserved Youth

Teaching Computer Coding to Underserved Youth

UrbanTXT founder thanks Edison International for early support.

Urban TXT Founder Oscar Menjivar with one of his students.

Urban TXT founder Oscar Menjivar checks his students' computer coding.

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 12:25pm

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When Oscar Menjivar returned to his hometown of Watts after college, the friends he had grown up with were either incarcerated or not doing much with their lives.

Menjivar was one of the lucky ones. A high school coach had encouraged his interest in computers and to attend college. He eventually graduated from Cal State University, Pomona with a degree in computer information systems.

“Computer science and coding is how I got out,” he said. “I wanted to give that same opportunity to other students.”

Read full story in Inside Edison.