Our mission at Black Girls Code (BGC) is to ensure that Black girls* believe they belong in tech and launch them with the skills, opportunities, and resources to lead. We partner with schools, companies, local organizations, and dedicated volunteers to offer a range of in-person and virtual learning opportunities that build the skills and relationships our girls need to thrive.

*Identity is a spectrum of color and gender. If you want to learn tech and rectify that only 2% of tech jobs are held by Black women, then BGC is for you.

Our Values


for Black girls, where they can be themselves and expect nurturing and acceptance.


beginning with the verve and imagination of Black girls and ending with pioneering tech that helps everyone live better.


through active solidarity with Black girls to fully access and seize resources and opportunities to thrive.


that propels and affirms individual lives and communities, thereby sharpen industries to do the same.


that beckons, connects, and surges us toward excellence and possibility.

Board Members

Black Girls Code is guided by a dedicated Board of Directors, whose expertise across sectors advances the organization’s legacy of extending chances and dissolving barriers for girls of color in tech.

Damier Xandrine

Sherman Whites

Lisa Serwin

Selina Suarez

John Herbert

Board Conflict of Interest Policy

OUr Partners

Partner with us to shape a brighter future for Black Girls and gender-expressive youth of color. Together, we can build an inclusive and innovative tech landscape.

For example, check out our partnership with Verizon, designed to inspire and support future leaders in STEAM.

Would you like to partner with BGC? Email us at future@wearebgc.org for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you require a certain level of technical experience to attend a Black Girls Code workshop?

How can I register for a Black Girls Code program?

How much do Black Girls Code programs cost?

Do you offer scholarships or financial assistance for your programs?

Do participants need to bring their own laptops?

I don't live in one of the cities where workshops are being offered. How can I participate in Black Girls Code programming?

How can I stay updated on upcoming events and programs?

I’m a parent. May I attend a Black Girls Code program with my daughter?

My son is interested in participating, do you have programs for boys?

Do students have to be Black to join a program?

How can I become a Black Girls Code volunteer?

How can my company get involved with Black Girls Code?

How can I make a donation to Black Girls Code?

Is my donation to Black Girls Code tax-deductible?

Connect WitH Us

Reach out to learn more about Black Girls Code and how you can journey with us.

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