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.
Registration for our "Reimagining Black Futures" hackathon is officially open! From literary pioneers like renowned author Octavia E. Butler to the poignant characters in the groundbreaking film Black Panther, the cultural Afrofuturism renaissance is a culmination of contributions made by innovators, thought-leaders, and trailblazers determined to drive change. We're empowering youth to contribute to the movement. Join Black Girls CODE and GM October 23-25 for a virtual, girls-only, Afrofuturism-inspired hackathon where students will use tech to develop solutions to social justice issues.
Join Our Team!
We're growing again in both our New York and Oakland offices. If you're a kind and friendly human being looking to join a fun and mission-aligned team of folks striving to change the world take a look at our careers page. Come join the BGC family! Learn more here.
#CodeTheSummer with BGC virtual camps learn more HERE
Round Up and Donate
We're still rounding up and donating our fare with #TeamLyft. Find out how you can help us build the future by rounding up your Lyft fares. http://bit.ly/LyftBGC #RoundUpDonate #FutureForward
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.
Sign up your budding coders below for our next class!