Let's take this campaign to the next level
Thank you for helping us reach our goal. Thank you for showing our daughters they are worth the investment. WE DID IT! We raised $100,000! This movement is really about the community and creating a radical change that will uplift generations to come. We are so incredibly honored and humbled that you share our vision...
But we are NOT done, with 72 hours left to go in our campaign, we can make an even bigger impact if you'll join us in our new goal of raising: $125,000.
Help Black Girls CODE Grow
Our new goal of $125,000 will help us expand our effort, here's how:
- New Equipment - Our Tech Divas will need new equipment and gear for our mobile app development workshop during our 10-city tour.
- Chapter Support - We want to create strong chapters across the nation in Atlanta, the Bay Area, New York, Memphis, Chicago, Las Vegas, Detroit and DC area. Please help us fund these chapters so they can provide yearlong programs in their communities.
- Grow our small team of 2 - Help us add an additional team member to our Black Girls CODE HQ Team so we can have support driving this movement. We have done a lot with our team of 2, imagine what we could do with an extra pair of hands.
Help us eradicate the digital divide. Please continue spreading word about our campaign and help us reach our new goal so we can eradicate the digital divide.
Black Girls CODE Founder
We are Black Girls CODE, a nonprofit organization whose mission has transformed into a global movement to give women of color the tools to become inventors, leaders and creators of their own future in the world’s technology economy. We are onto something big.
Since last year's Summer of CODE 2012, Black Girls CODE has received requests from over 80 cities around the world asking us to bring our workshop to their town. Summer of Code 2013 - The Remix is the first step in responding to this demand!
This is necessary, world-changing stuff!
"Girls, especially women of color, are summarily bypassed as far as being accepted as creative, and capable change agents in the tech industry. Black Girls Code was founded to redefine this dominant narrative, to make a radical and fundamental and lasting change in the technology industry.” - Kimberly Bryant at Personal Democracy Forum 2013
Over the next decade the U.S. economy will create 120,000 jobs that require computer science degrees, but American colleges will only produce 40,000 graduates with a bachelor's degree in computer science, that means we only have about 30% of graduates to fill these type of jobs. And although women currently make up 57% of undergraduate degrees, only 18% of women graduate with a computer science degree. For women of color these numbers are significantly lower. Black women make up 3% of students graduating with a computer science degree, Latinas and Native American make less than 1%
Do the math - we need to step up to train the next generation workforce. We need to prepare underrepresented populations to fill those positions, create technologies that serve their communities and lead us into a future that serves everyone. We can't afford as a nation to let a generation of students be left behind by the wave of innovation. If we want to succeed as a nation, we NEED your help to secure the future of these bright young minds. The world needs Black Girls who CODE!
We teach girls of color computer science, game design, engineering, robotics, and mobile application design. We're prioritizing girls of color because they're the people furthest behind and most in need. In other words, they represent massive potential.
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AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2012 #DigitalSisters of the Year Empiristas