About BASE

Computer science and software engineering are skills of the 21st century – they develop the kind of thinking that everyone needs to be successful: analytic thinking, creative problem solving, effective teamwork.

We believe that even more important than any single skill set is our ability to use skills effectively to have an impact on our world: to understand what skills are needed when, to identify and understand the needs of communities and clients, and work strategically and creatively to address those needs. Classes pose real-world challenges and challenge students to use their disciplinary knowledge to make real changes to the world we live in.

We believe that teaching is an inherently political act, and we work to foster a community-centered STEAM/Liberal Arts and Design program to introduce students in the Bronx to the fields of computer science and software engineering, in which minorities and girls are vastly underrepresented.