Our Vision: To increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. 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.
OUR CODE A BRIGHTER FUTURE HACKATHON SERIES RETURNS!
Our next Code A Brighter Future hackathon will take place in San Francisco, CA at Galvanize San Francisco September 22-24, 2017.
The event is free of charge and open to girls in grades 6-12, of all coding backgrounds.
Black Girls CODE Partners with GM to relaunch Detroit Chapter!
We are excited to announce a partnership with GM to help BGC expand our reach to girls from underrepresented communities in the Detroit Metro area! Black Girls CODE amongst four other non-profit organizations recently announced partnering with the team at GM to expand STEM opportunities for next generation students.
Although the BGC team has held past workshops in the Detroit region, the partnership with General Motors enables us to develop a sustainable program with programs year round to reach girls across the region. Find out more in our press release here and learn how GM CEO Mary Barra hopes to support the next generation of STEM innovators.
GM CEO Mary Barra Has a New Plan to Get More Girls Interested in STEM
Imagine the Impact
When we give girls of color the tools to develop their own future, great things are bound to happen. BGC founder Kimberly Bryant can definitely relate. Read what she has to say about girls in STEM fields.
BGC Girls on the Go
Since BGC's launch in 2011, the girls of BlackGirlsCode have eagerly jumped into programming. Have a look at what we've done to support girls in STEM and register for upcoming classes!
Help Us Grow
Together, we can change the face of technology to create opportunities for all. Donate your time and expertise, or make a contribution, or both!
Keep in Touch
We're on the move, but it's easy to keep in touch with BGC via
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Do you code? Are you an organizer? Photographer? Just want to help out as we grow and expand to new cities? Sign up to volunteer here.
Want to help us change the world? Join a local core team! See the core team roles,descriptions, and application here.
Join our staff! Apply for job openings here.
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Our mid-year/annual reports: here.