Congressional App Challenge Salutes Teachers on Teacher Appreciation Day


From the start, America’s teachers have been the cornerstone of our growth and our success in reaching a record 8,800 students in just 3 years.

The feedback we receive from App Challenge coders confirms that teachers are the #1 source of information and encouragement to learn to code.

As we launch the 2018 Congressional App Challenge, we will once again count on teachers to get the word out. The App Challenge will launch June 4th and the deadline to register online is just after Labor Day.

We encourage high school seniors to submit their term project apps while they are still eligible — before they graduate.

Already, there are 70 Members of Congress signed up to host Challenges in their respective districts! If your Member of Congress is not on the list, now is a good time to remind them how important teachers and Computer Science education is to their constituents. (Letter templates are available online).

About the Congressional App Challenge

The CAC is an official initiative of the U.S. House of Representatives, managed by the Internet Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The first three years of the program yielded 605 challenges across 42 states. Over 2,400 apps were created by over 8,800 students, and participant demographics surpassed the tech industry’s best gender, racial and geographic diversity metrics.

The 2018 Congressional App Challenge is possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors: Amazon Web Services, Capital One, Microsoft, Democracy Fund, Verizon Foundation, the United Parcel Service, the BSA Foundation, CA Technologies, and the Copyright Alliance. The Challenge also owes gratitude to Representatives Bob Goodlatte and Anna G. Eshoo, co-chairs of the Congressional Internet Caucus, who requested and supported the creation of the CAC.