CodeVA

EPILOGUE: Leveraging Innovation

In addition to continuing to fund CodeVA, Robins tailored its proactive support to include:

  • management coaching
  • access to expertise in legal matters, programmatic issues, and capacity-building
  • resource leveraging

About resource leveraging, Robins’ Robert Dortch explains, “We looked at what could get traction and be leveraged to attract additional investment from other funders.”

Sure enough, largely because of the original partnership with Robins, CodeVA has since developed ongoing funding with other grants as well, according to Chris. “Plus, if I have a question, I know I can go to Robins’ staff as a resource,” he says. “They’ve given us workshops, guidance, and advice. They’re partners but they’re not looking over our shoulder telling us how to run programs. They know we’re professionals.”

Looking ahead, CodeVA’s increased funding and operational capacity will empower Virginia to continue to lead the nation with computer science for every child.

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CodeVA’s increased funding and operational capacity will empower Virginia to continue to lead the nation with computer science for every child.

Our Funding Drivers
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Partnering with nonprofits, peers, and community leaders to achieve measurable results.

Learn of our ongoing relationship with a local community support center

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Leveraging innovative programs to drive policy and action to benefit the entire region.

Learn how we supported a state-wide STEM initiative

FAIRNESS

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Welcoming and empowering all voices to create an environment of fairness and opportunity for everyone to thrive.

Learn how we helped a community tap into their own power to improve fairness