C - Continuum from high school to university to professional life

Y - Yield increases in underrepresented demographics

S - Social innovation via content, connected programs & organizations

T - Technology based solutions

E - Ecosystems created by connectivity

M - Metric to measure progress and impact


CYSTEM's mission is:

Accelerate and maximize diversity in schools and the workplace in the Interactive Software Industry. CYSTEM connects leading organizations in the industry who are aligned with our mission through program designs that creates an inter-organizational continuum of support from high school through University programs into professional life. In addition, CYSTEM support interactive content focused on social impact

Why CYSTEM is needed:

While there are a myriad of organizations and programs working to increase diversity on many fronts, there are few programmatic approaches to tie organizations together creating a continuum of support for underrepresented communities.

Background and Rationale



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