Computer Science Collaborative Project (CSCP)
The DO-IT Center is a partner in the Computer Science Collaborative Project (CSCP). Funded by the National Science Foundation and led by EdLab Group, the CSCP connects alliances and K-12 outreach organizations that are part of the Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) community. NSF's BPC program aims to significantly increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents receiving postsecondary degrees in the computing disciplines, with an emphasis on students from communities with longstanding under representation in computing. The CSCP project specifically focuses on outreach to and collaboration with persons with disabilities, African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and women.
DO-IT's role in the CSCP project is an extension of the AccessComputing Alliance, a collaboration of DO-IT and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. AccessComputing is a BPC-funded alliance under the Directorate for Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering (CISE, grant #CNS-0540615, CNS-0837508, and CNS-1042260). The goal of the AccessComputing Alliance is to increase the participation of people with disabilities in computing careers. As a partner in CSCP, DO-IT promotes the accessible design of project products and programs and the involvement of individuals with disabilities in project activities and provides training and access to a rich set of resources for CSCP staff, partners, and collaborators.