We belong in the room

Black girls and gender nonconforming youth of color can power the future. Their code gets us there. We support their creativity and boldness with skills, training, and resources that launch their leadership.

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Cristina Jones, CEO
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A Letter from our new CEO, Cristina Jones

I've long been inspired by Black Girls Code's daring ambition to place one million girls in tech by 2040. An entire demographic is missing in the rooms where tech innovations happen. We've all seen it and talked about it, but now's the time to make change.

Here's what I know: girls and women of color have so much to say about how tech can revolutionize the infrastructure of industry, economies, and culture.

What does it take to get us there? How ambitious must our vision be?

As I step into this role, we'll expand the curriculum to address workforce development by including AI, leadership, and mental health. We're increasing the age limits to support this community well into job placement. We're establishing sponsorships and inclusive partnerships focused on equity, from recruitment to hiring to advancement. Finally, we're assembling our BGC alums and the larger community for networking and professional development.

Join us as we surge to pioneer the largest pathway to tech for these future leaders.

In gratitude,
Cristina

We listen and act. Help us shape the next chapter of Black Girls Code with us.

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What we do

Since 2011, Black Girls Code has engaged girls of color with computer programming education to nurture their careers in tech.

We partner with schools, local organizations, and dedicated volunteers to offer in-person and virtual learning opportunities for girls and women of color aged 7-25.


Our programs go beyond coding skills, equipping participants with the knowledge and confidence to realize their dreams.

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Education

Multi-week courses, workshops, and training events expand tech skill sets.

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Community

Day camps, hackathons, and alumnae activities build connections.

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Workforce development

Alumnae activities and corporate sponsorships pave career paths.

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Upcoming Programs

Financial Friday: Healthy Money Mindset

Financial Friday: Healthy Money Mindset

Online

March 1, 2024

March 1, 2024
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Invest in your financial future through workshops designed for young women of color in college and early in their careers!

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Code Along IRL

Code Along IRL

Los Angeles

March 9, 2024

March 9, 2024
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Bring the whole family to the Beehive in LA for a Code Along workshop (ages 7-13) and all ages activities!

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Black Girls CODE Bay Area: CODE a Website!

Black Girls CODE Bay Area: CODE a Website!

Code Next Oakland by Google

March 16, 2024

March 16, 2024
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Get ready to dive into the world of web development using slang!

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Make a Cartoon (ages 7 - 10)

Make a Cartoon (ages 7 - 10)

Online

March 19, 2024

March 19, 2024
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Wondered how cartoons are made? Join our Make a Cartoon session and design your own!

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Pong Game (ages 14 - 17)

Pong Game (ages 14 - 17)

Online

March 19, 2024

March 19, 2024
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Get ready to unleash your creativity by coding your very own game with Black Girls Code!

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Black Girls Code New York: CODE a Website!

Black Girls Code New York: CODE a Website!

Black Girls CODE NYHQ

March 23, 2024

March 23, 2024
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Get ready to dive into the world of web development using slang!

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Black Girls CODE Seattle: CODE a Website!

Black Girls CODE Seattle: CODE a Website!

Black Dotv

March 23, 2024

March 23, 2024
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Black Girls Code ATLANTA: CODE a Website!

Black Girls Code ATLANTA: CODE a Website!

Emory Continuing Educationv

March 31, 2024

March 31, 2024
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Financial Friday: Healthy Money Mindset

Financial Friday: Healthy Money Mindset

Onliine

April 5, 2024

April 5, 2024
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Invest in your financial future through workshops designed for young women of color in college and early in their careers!

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