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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

 

G|CODE Updates!

 

Investing in the health, wealth and emotional well-being of Black, Brown and Indigenous young women pursuing careers in tech benefits all of us.  We could not accomplish our goals without the support, involvement and enthusiasm of nearly 400 supporters.  We took the power that we have working as a collective to address racial and gender disparities in tech by exceeding our initial fundraising goal.

 

Thanks to your support, we were also selected as Amex100for100 black women entrepreneurs, which means we were able to be connected to a broader network of black women entrepreneurs as well as provided year-long support from the American Express community. We appreciate you all so much, however, the work is not done. We are hard at work educating our second cohort and mentoring and supporting our first.  It is more critical now than ever to close the wealth gap and fund the housing component! The pandemic has amplified the housing insecurity crisis, thus we need your ongoing support to reach our goal. 

Thank You!

 

G|Code House was launched in 2018 by Bridgette Wallace, Founder, and a small team of volunteers. The main vision of G|Code House is to transform an old Victorian house into a residential learning space for up to 15 young women. The program’s goal is to provide computing skills for women, many of whom are homeless or home-insecure, so they can pursue advanced education in a computing-related field or enter a job at a technology company. G|Code House seeks to offer a two-year program that continuously adds a cohort of junior participants when the senior cohort graduates.

 

What we did with your support!

 

  • We designed a 10-week Intro to G|Code web dev course to begin engaging with women of color with an interest and aptitude in tech.
  • All costs associated with the program (technical equipment, food, transportation, etc) were fully covered by G|Code, reducing barriers to participate.
  • In the Spring of 2020 our first cohort graduated! We maintained a 100% retention rate despite the transition to virtual learning. Cohort members have gone on to pursue full time boot camps, paid apprenticeships and individualized self learning tracks.
  • We provided financial support to G|Code graduates accepted to local long-term tech training boot camps.
  • Due to overwhelming interest, we welcomed a second virtual Intro to G|Code cohort in October 2020! The cohort graduated in December of 2020 and have gone on to pursue part time boot camps and full time fellowships.
  • We are continuing to fundraise and develop partnerships to prepare for our 2 year program at the G|Code House. We also exceeded our 50k goal and continue our crowdfunding campaign to renovate the future home of G|Code!

 

 Spotlight G|CODE Changemakers

 Nicole Bazile & Carolin  Diaz

In their words....

Nicole Bazile

Through G|Code House and Resilient Coders, Nicole Bazile has successfully transitioned from finance into software. Nicole recently secured a role at Homesite Insurance as a Software Engineer. After completing G|Code in April, Nicole stated, “I joined G|Code to learn new skills and transition into a new career field…I learned that I am capable of learning complex skills. I believe that I will be able to make an impact in this field. I see myself blending in seamlessly into any corporate environment.” We are so proud of Nicole for setting a goal, pursuing it, and achieving her dream in less than a year!

 

Carolin Diaz

 

Through G|Code House and Resilient Coders, Carolin Diaz has successfully transitioned from digital arts and education into software. Carolin recently secured a role at Broad Institute as a Software Engineer focusing on creating pixel-perfect user interfaces.

After completing G|Code in April, Carolin stated, “I have learned that I can accomplish whatever I set out for myself. When first arriving at G|Code I was afraid of not understanding the content and being intimidated by the topics. G|Code has provided me with the confidence to continue pursuing my passion for tech and become successful in the field.”

Carolin became a software engineer in under a year during a pandemic. We can’t wait to see what she will accomplish next year!

 

More about G|CODE

G|CODE is a Boston-based innovative social venture 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. We are city planners, technologists, and activists working towards equity and social justice by providing young female and non binary people of color with foundational needs such as housing, inclusive communities, quality education, and expanded access to economic opportunity.

G|Code cohort and facilitators
 

G|CODE HOUSE online services and training is critical 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.

 

Why We Need Your Ongoing Support!

 

With continued backing we can complete the mission G|Code was founded upon: to provide tech training, support & a place to safely learn and call home.

We are hard at work educating our inaugural cohorts without the housing component, however the food & housing insecurity that many of our changemakers still face amplifies the need for us to make the living component of G|Code a reality.


G|CODE renovations have been underway with several design and construction partners providing estimates done by Sasaki, Arup, Columbia Construction, BlackSpace (with anticipated renovation completion planned for 2021-2022).
 

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

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Samantha Howson
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Newsletter Shout Out
$100
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Endless gratitude
$50
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12/02/2020
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S Sim
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Newsletter Shout Out
$100
Monetary Contribution

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

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Endless gratitude

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

106 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!

120 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!

20 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Donation Wall

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

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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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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

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

120 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Endless gratitude

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

106 Supporters
Select this reward
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!

120 Supporters
Select this reward
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!

20 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Donation Wall

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

23 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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1 Supporter
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