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CODE IT at La Nube: The Shape of Imagination

February 3, 2023

Officials at La Nube are pleased to announce that Raiz Federal Credit Union has been announced as the sponsor for CODE IT, an engineering-based exhibit space within the Challenge It zone at El Paso’s state-of-the-art science center under construction in downtown El Paso.  CODE IT will feature a 10x10x10 cubic grid of programmable color-changing LED lights hanging overhead. Visitors can program the giant cube via an interactive kiosk with a touchscreen control and enjoy a mini-version of the cube to test out their programming. Once finalized visitors can send their designs to the giant cube.

“At Raiz Federal Credit Union, our passion brings us together.  Sponsoring CODE IT at La Nube allows us to fulfill our vision for our community. As a credit union that started with its roots tied to education, learning and knowledge are at the forefront of everything we do,” said Max Villaronga, President and CEO of Raiz Federal Credit Union. “This exhibit will allow children of all ages to quickly learn to code by showing kids how to change the color of the light structure above them. It is an interactive exhibit that can impact a child’s life and drive their imagination and creativity to new pathways leading them to a brighter future.”

“We are so grateful to Raiz Federal Credit Union for bringing playful learning to La Nube. Exhibits like CODE IT are engaging in a way that’s fun for children and for the adults who accompany them,“ said Barry Van Deman, Executive Director of La Nube.

“Knowledge is a powerful asset, and what better way to give back to the community we serve and love every day than to provide this opportunity for learning to our bi-national youth,” added Villaronga. “I am proud to partner with La Nube in this exciting new project for our Sun City.”

To donate to La Nube or learn more about the project, please go to For information on naming opportunities and sponsorships, please email

La Nube is a public-private partnership of the El Paso Community Foundation, the City of El Paso, and other community stakeholders. It is expected to open to guests later this year.

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