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Congressional App Challenge

To inspire, include, and innovate efforts around STEM, coding, and computer science education

Founded: 2016 by Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA), Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

  • Program Area

    Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    Washington, D.C., District Of Columbia, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Mobile Apps
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Female

We are Members of the U.S. House of Representatives hosting district-wide Congressional App Challenges for middle school and high school students, encouraging them to learn to code and inspiring them to pursue careers in computer science.

Every year we challenge students in our districts to create and submit their original apps for a chance to win the Congressional App Challenge (CAC). Each challenge is district-specific. As U.S. Representatives we publicly recognize our winning teams and each winning app may be put on display in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year. Additional prizes may be available. The Congressional Internet Caucus initiates the annual CAC. We have appointed the non-profit Internet Education Foundation to provide the CAC with supplemental staffing and support.