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Black Girls CODE

Oakland, CA


Empowering young women of color ages 7-17 to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders + creators.

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Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. Black Girls CODE has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow. By promoting classes and programs we hope to grow the number of women of color working in technology and give underprivileged girls a chance to become the masters of their technological worlds. Black Girls CODE's ultimate goal is to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.

Mid-sized organization
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EIN 45-4930539


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    Anthony Lee

    Wonderful cause!

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    Franceska Rolda

    #ActiBlizzWalkout. The gaming industry needs to understand that a lot of people other than heterosexual males like to play and create video games. The harassment experienced by people at Activision is atrocious and the perpetrators and thos...

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    Ashleigh Johnson

    This is a wonderful cause I wish I had this when I was a kid. I would love to continue helping any way I can!

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    Dave Sharp

    I feel really lucky to have been able to work with a group from BGC in NYC. Their creativity, energy, and brilliance blew my mind. I love this organization. STEM fields have been inaccessible or unwelcoming to black women. Black Girls CODE...

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    marcia sharp

    This is really important work, and now that there is more understanding and attention around racial equity, we have a chance to make some real difference in an area like this with many donations.

  • Emmanuel Garsd

    Diversity and education are powerful