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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

 

What is G{Code}? 

 

G{Code} is a community-centered organization that provides technical training and a co-living, learning, and working space for women and nonbinary people of color. By providing technical training and wraparound support,  we strive to bring life-changing, sustainable employment opportunities to communities of Boston that have historically been excluded from such economic advancement, aiming to ensure that women and nonbinary people of color are included and empowered in this pivotal movement toward collaborate workforce development initiatives in the tech industry.

 

 

What are G{Code}'s Programs? 

 

Intro to G{Code}

 

 

The Intro to G{Code} training program enables participants to affirm aptitude and interest in tech within a part time, low risk, high support community setting before committing to pivoting into tech full-time. Participants receive stipends for food, transportation, tech equipment, and other perks during the program to address obstacles to learning.  Following the Intro program, participants who are interested in continuing on their tech journeys are supported by the G{Code} team, pursuing a range of various programs, courses, and bootcamps to further their careers in tech. 

G{Code} House 

 

 

 

The G{Code} House is a 4,000-square-foot home in the Roxbury community that will serve as an empowering co-living, learning, and working space for young women and nonbinary people of color committed to pivoting into careers in tech,  We know that addressing fundamental needs such as food and housing is crucial. Thus, the G{Code} House aims to address overarching barriers in order to allow cohorts to focus their energy on learning cutting edge technical skills, building professional networks, gaining internship experience, and transitioning into the workforce. The co-living space can house up to 14 individuals at a time, and will incorporate a cohort model to foster peer-to-peer learning, mentorship,  and ownership over each individual’s personal and professional success.

 

What are G{Code}'s Goals? 

 

 

 

  1. Serve 30-40 women and nonbinary people of color per year through our introductory programming, with 80% of participants taking next steps to further their technical learning and/or pursue careers in tech. 
  2. Serve 14 women and nonbinary people of color per year through the G{Code} House, with 93% acquiring jobs with titles such as web developer, front end engineer, and front end developer and 90% remaining in those jobs for over one year, thus aiming to combat the 13.2% average turnover rate in the tech industry. 
  3. Grow and sustain a lasting community that promotes belonging, safety, and personal and professional development for all Intro to G{Code} and G{Code} House participants.

G{Code} aims to have a multi-pronged impact on the local community:

  1. Build new wealth from tech jobs that goes back into the local economy.
  2. Increase home ownership in the community to reduce threat of gentrification and displacement
  3. Partner with local small businesses to support tech needs.
  4. Through the above, reinvigorate the social and entrepreneurial fibers of the community.


 

Photos courtesy of Sasaki and Corban Swain.

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?

Bridgette Wallace

             

Founder and Executive Director

Bridgette witnessed the urban disinvestment in evolving neighborhoods of Boston first hand after immigrating to the city from the West Indies during her childhood. She draws on her background in urban planning, public health, and community activism to work toward systemic change and to build solutions that address inequities in access to stable housing, quality education, and economic mobility.

Rizel Bobb-Semple

Director of Curriculum and Engagement

Rizel took a non-traditional path into software engineering and has a deep passion for creating empowering spaces and leveraging tech to build wealth in communities of color.

Bailey Siber

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Bailey also took a non-traditional path into software engineering and is dedicated to uniting public policy, public health, and tech to create sustainable, place-based social impact. 

G{Code} also works with a core volunteer team and rotating volunteer mentors, facilitators, and advisors for our programming and participants.

 

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

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07/15/2021
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Monetary Contribution

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

132 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!

110 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!

126 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!

25 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Donation Wall

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

25 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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