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Computer Science Education and Mentorship for

Boston Teens

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, we will not be hosting a Code Creative session in the Fall of 2020.


Code Creative is dedicated to providing computer science education and long-term mentorship to Boston-area teens.

Students in grades 9-10, will learn the fundamentals of computer science, develop critical problem solving skills, and be given a chance to create digital projects they are passionate about.

The program runs for 8 weeks and is held at the MIT Beaver Works center, in Cambridge, MA.

Project-Based Learning
Every week, students will work on different projects and activities exploring new computer science concepts. Students will get hands-on experience with the material and gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals.
Sustained Mentorship
After the program ends, we encourage students to keep in touch with mentors. We are readily available for any questions they may have. Code Creative is dedicated to ensuring that students will have the support they need. We believe that introducing new skills is not enough. It's important to provide continued mentorship beyond the program, helping students apply the skills they have learned.
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MIT Beaver Works 
300 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
We are currently not running a session for the Fall of 2020 due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19.

Please email us at with any questions.
How much?
Free! Students provide their own transportation to and from MIT Beaver Works. Lunch, laptops, and all materials will be provided.

Contact Us

We are currently not running a session in Fall 2020 due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19.
For any specific questions about the program, please email us at

In collaboration with



We are a group of young software engineers and business professionals, passionate about education and empowering young students to fulfill their potential.

Joanna Bi

Joanna works at MIT Lincoln Laboratory as a software engineer under the Space Control division in a group called Information, Integration, and Decision Support. She graduated from Wellesley College in May of 2015 with a degree in Computer Science. She's interested in Human-Computer Interaction and the role it plays at the intersection of technology and policy planning and implementation.

Karishma Chadha

Karishma is a software engineer on the Scratch Team at the MIT Media Lab. She earned a B.A. at Wellesley College in 2014, studying computer science and math. She's interested in programming language design, computer science education, and educational software.

Andrew Fishberg
Andrew is an assistant staff member in the Advanced Capabilities & Systems group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and the MIT Beaver Works outreach coordinator. He earned a B.S. at Harvey Mudd College in 2016, studying Computer Science and Linguistics. He’s interested in robotics, algorithms, and computer science education.

Nicole Francisco

Nicole is a front-end software engineer at Ovia Health in Boston, MA. She earned a B.A. at Wellesley College in 2014, studying computer science and economics.

Anjali Kayal

Anjali is a corporate development manager at Skillsoft in Boston, MA. She earned a masters in Data Science at U.C. Berkeley in 2018 and a B.A. at Wellesley College in 2014, studying mathematics and economics.

Ben Nahill

Ben is a member of the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He earned a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering and an M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University. He's interested in signal processing, real-time safety-critical systems, and blinking lights.

Meru Nangia

Meru is an associate lab operations manager at SQZ Biotechnology in Watertown, MA. She earned a B.A. at Wellesley College in 2015, studying psychology and chemistry.

Lucy Qin

Lucy is a software engineer at the Software Application and Innovation Lab at Boston University. She studied Computer Science and Economics at Tufts University where she earned her B.S. in 2015. She's interested in computer security and technology for humanitarian assistance.

We're always looking for members to join our team!

Please email if you are interested in volunteering.

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