About Us

The CS4NJ Coalition (CS4NJ) is a statewide network committed to promoting and advancing K-12 CS education in New Jersey.

We believe that all New Jersey K-12 students should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Computer Science, the basis for all computing and technology, drives job growth and innovation. Computational thinking, the problem-solving process inherent in computer science, is an essential skill across every 21st century job and career. Knowledge of computer science enables students to innovate and solve problems using technology to critically engage in public discussions on important issues of national security and to participate in society as a responsible citizen.

Computer Science is more important today than ever! Government, businesses, science, education and every other sector of our society has relied on computing and technology to adapt and innovate in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has also highlighted the disparities in access and participation in computing across ethnic groups, race, and economic status across New Jersey and the entire United States. Providing access to high-quality K-12 computer science education for all New Jersey students will serve as a step in eliminating the  inequities.

CS4NJ was established in 2019 and is a program of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey (R&D Council), a NJ nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering collaboration among leaders in industry, academia, and government to drive New Jersey’s innovation economy.