New & Newsworthy


3/6/2019 - Last month we put out a request on Nextdoor.com for used computers. Thank you to everyone who responded so generously! In a true win-win, our volunteers picked up and refurbished a variety of electronics that we have already started using during our coding workshops. As Code Open Sesame grows, we continue to need both laptop and desktop computers, so please contact us if you have any old electronics you would like to donate. Thank you!

Cheryl Blodgell’s donation of her silver laptop, pictured above, makes it possible for us to pair students and volunteers one-on-one so that students can learn to code at their own pace.

Cheryl Blodgell’s donation of her silver laptop, pictured above, makes it possible for us to pair students and volunteers one-on-one so that students can learn to code at their own pace.

We have already begun putting donations such as Howard Brooke’s silver chromebook, pictured above, to good use during our coding workshops at local shelters.

We have already begun putting donations such as Howard Brooke’s silver chromebook, pictured above, to good use during our coding workshops at local shelters.


2/26/19 - We are honored to be today’s Daily Point of Light! Thank you, Point of Light Foundation, for shining a light on Code Open Sesame’s efforts to serve and teach children who are homeless.


2/23/19 - When the Youth Leadership Council asked us to help our youngest community members at today’s Science Tech Engineering Art Math Festival, we were all over it! Pretend City knows how to throw a party — thanks for having us!


2/8/19 - Thank you, Orange County Catholic, for helping us spread the word about helping in homeless and domestic violence shelters!


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2/1/19 - On behalf of the California State Assembly, Assemblyman Steven Choi recognized Open Sesame Coding for Kids for its work helping disadvantaged children in California. Dr. Choi and his senior policy advisor, Ms. Carrie O’Malley, presented the award during an Open Sesame Coding for Kids computer skills clinic at a temporary shelter in Garden Grove this evening.


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1/2/19 - We are thrilled to announce that the GO Campaign has awarded a generous $2700 grant to Open Sesame Coding for Kids to continue its work bringing coding to disadvantaged children throughout Orange County. What a wonderful start to the new year! Congratulations to Milan and Katherine who have been named “Local Heroes” with GO for 2019.