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G|Code House

When you teach a young woman to code there is nothing she can’t do. When you give that young woman a home there is no one she can’t be.

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Project Description

In the past several weeks, we bore witness to not only the disproportionate rates of COVID-19 deaths in Black and Brown communities, but also to the murders of innocent Black men and women in America. The lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others are being remembered through cries for justice by millions across America, but we must ask the essential question: How many Black lives cut short will it take before our humanity is recognized?

When #BLM is no longer trending, the G|Code team will still be fighting for equity and justice, striving to dismantle the racism entrenched in our communities, and bringing about the systemic change required for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to thrive.

 

 

G|CODE is a Boston-based innovative non-profit addressing the structural inequities that disproportionately impact communities of color. These include disparities in access to stable housing, as well as wealth and opportunity gaps. By providing a stable home, quality technical education, intentional community, and professional development resources, we strive to launch Black and Brown young women into the tech industry as disruptive change makers.

 

G|Code cohort and facilitators
 

G|CODE HOUSE is a proposed pilot program designed for Black and Brown women between the ages of 18-25 who would benefit from free housing and are ready to commit to intensive technical training in a supportive community setting. Especially during this enduring period of quarantine, it is essential that we create space to control the spread of COVID-19 while allowing for uninterrupted learning.

The program includes:

9 MONTHS OF IN-CLASS TRAINING

6 MONTHS OF AN INTERNSHIP/CO-OP

9 MONTHS OF SPECIALTY TRAINING (E.G. CYBER SECURITY)

 

Students gain:

TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTION AND SKILLS

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

MENTORSHIP AND PERSONAL SUPPORT IN A SAFE, FOCUSED HOME

 

 

 

G|CODE is asking for your support to contribute to the development of the existing property at 43 Hutchings Street in Roxbury, MA that is to become the G|Code House. While the structure of the house is in stable condition, repairs, restorations, and renovations are needed to create a suitable co-living and co-learning space. With your support, G|Code hopes to welcome its first cohort into the house in 2020. Participants will abide by state and local guidelines - living, learning and working in the house together in quaruntine.

 

Photos courtesy of Sasaki and Corban Swain.

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Who are the Change Makers?

G|Code Change Makers are young women of color in the Greater Boston area that have an interest and aptitude in technology and creating community. You can read about some of our Change Makers from our introductory technical programming here

 

Who makes up the G|Code team?

The G|Code team is led by Founder and Executive Director Bridgette Wallace. Bridgette is an urban planner with a long history of working at the intersections of womxnism, housing, technology, and entrepreneurship. Other members of the team include Lindsay Nuon, Rizel Bobb-Semple, Bailey Siber, Eli Rider, and many others! To learn more about the team visit our website here.  

 

Other questions? Check out our website to learn more about G|Code and discover how you can help us make this house into a home by giving your time, treasure, or talent. Click here

Corey
08/10/2020
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Mia Ong
08/06/2020
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Sam White
08/06/2020
Newsletter Shout Out
$100
Seamus
08/06/2020
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08/05/2020
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Kari Gaynor
07/31/2020
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$500
Sandra Siber
07/31/2020
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Andy Lee
07/29/2020
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Dana
07/29/2020
Endless gratitude
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07/29/2020
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Monetary Contribution

Give what you can to support G|Code. Even the smallest donations can make a huge impact :) 

112 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Endless gratitude

We will send you a personal thank you note expressing our endless gratitude for your support!

103 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Newsletter Shout Out

We will give you a special shout out in our upcoming newsletter and tell the world how awesome you are!

111 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Social Media Shout Out

We will give you a special shout out on all of our social media platforms so the world knows you are great and can follow you!

18 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Donation Wall

We will include you on the donation wall inside the G|Code House!

17 Supporters
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5,000.00 USD
Room Sponsor

We will name a room in the G|Code House after you! A plaque and all :) 

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