Why we’re donating over $10M in scholarships

DataCamp wants to make the world a more data literate place so facts and opportunities are not in short supply. While the Covid-19 pandemic has created new challenges, it has also exacerbated many problems that have historically plagued poorer communities. That’s why we’re allocating free DataCamp subscriptions to learners from all socioeconomic backgrounds who want to learn data skills.

US College enrollment rates have declined every year this past decade

Traditional degrees are becoming more unattainable for more people every year. In 2019, fewer than half of Americans ages 25-35 attained a college degree or higher. DataCamp’s trailblazing education technology is toppling the financial barriers preventing aspiring data scientists from achieving their dreams.

EducationData.org

From 2019 to 2020, the global unemployment rate grew by 35% (and it’s still hovering)

2020 brought an unprecedented spike in global unemployment rates, yet there’s a serious shortage of skilled tech workers to fill the thousands of future-facing jobs requiring data literacy. The reason is simple: a widespread gap in affordable, high-quality data education.

International Monetary Fund, 2019-2021

Approximately 58% of nonprofits experienced reduced philanthropic revenue in 2020

Just like individuals and corporations, nonprofit organizations have been forced to rewrite their financial playbooks. Many nonprofit organizations that act as lifelines for their local communities are facing resource and budget crises.

Nonprofit Finance Fund, 2020

Less than half of American high schools have computer science programs, and far less teach data science

Schools around the world are struggling to provide accessible, cutting-edge data science education, with the majority still needing to start from the ground up. With public education funding tighter than ever, this can be an insurmountable task for many schools.

State of Computer Science Education Equity and Diversity, 2019

 

Our Methods and Goals

Champion nonprofit organizations

We give mainly to organizations that provide students and unemployed/underemployed workers with professional training and networking opportunities free of charge. Many of our partner organizations cater to communities of color, women, refugees, the differently-abled, and/or people who have been negatively impacted by Covid-19. We understand the obstacles facing nonprofits, so we make the application and onboarding process as simple as possible.

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“Many students have articulated that DataCamp is a helpful resource for learning. In particular, one student who has dyslexia struggled when using other learning platforms, and found DataCamp much more navigable. Students have commented time and again how DataCamp has a 'real-world-ready' feel to it. DataCamp offers practical learning in a safe space that can lead to new career opportunities.”

MARI HARALDSSON, PROGRAM MANAGER, HYPER ISLAND


Support students directly

We partner with schools and student-run organizations so that students can leverage our best-in-class tools and courses to graduate ready to apply their skills in the real world.

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“DataCamp is making it radically easier for citizens of developing nations to attain world-class data science training, even when a computer and internet access are out of reach.”

FELIX AYOOLA, ENGINEERING STUDENT & GRAPHIC DESIGNER


Train scientists with in-demand skills

DataCamp Donates supports scientific nonprofits dedicated to analyzing and visualizing vital environmental, health, and economic research. Scientists use DataCamp to learn how to draw more accurate conclusions from their data, faster.

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“DataCamp is providing our staff and students the ability to learn new software programs and critical skills in data analysis that are invaluable to us as research scientists. We can directly apply these new skills to current and future research which ultimately helps us provide crucial data that will aid in protecting and conserving the species we study. Thank you, DataCamp!

– CINDY ELLISER, PhD RESEARCH DIRECTOR, PACIFIC MAMMAL RESEARCH


Get real people real jobs

We provide the training, tools, and confidence learners need to land their dream jobs. This is the ultimate goal of DataCamp Donates.

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“DataCamp helped me land a job. Before my interviews, I logged onto DataCamp to help me learn about specific aspects and also sharpen my skills. For me, DataCamp is more effective than in-person education. I have learned more in the few months on DataCamp than in my four years of university.”

– SHARLEEN MUOKI, RESEARCH ANALYST & 10 ACADEMY LEARNER


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“By using DataCamp I was able to complement my learning, leading me to land my first job as an Instructor Assistant after making a career switch into technology.”

– SHARLEEN MUOKI, RESEARCH ANALYST & 10 ACADEMY LEARNER


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“I feel that my DataCamp subscription absolutely helped me get a job. After a couple of months of learning I was confident enough to interview, and eventually landed a job at a data analytics company! The lessons I learned through DataCamp are applied every day on my job, and I love it!”

– MEGAN CULLINS, SOFTWARE ENGINEER & LAUNCHCODE LEARNER

 

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