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Brown Girls Code

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Girls Clubs

Mission: Brown Girls Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender and diversity gap in technology. Our programs equip underrepresented girls ages 8 - 18 with the skills and training needed to pursue 21st Century opportunities in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity and other STEAM-related fields. Our goal is to increase their knowledge and enthusiasm for the fields while building confidence, technical acumen and sisterhood. Programming includes workshops on coding, cybersecurity, robotics engineering, digital citizenship, cyberbullying prevention as well as the development of entrepreneurial and leadership skills.

Target demographics: Girls ages 8-18

Direct beneficiaries per year: 720 students

Geographic areas served: Afterschool environments

Programs: Coding, Cybersecurity, robotics and stem related skills

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What a fantastic organization! Not only do the girls learn how to code but they learn life skills, speaking skills and build their confidence. Simply amazing!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BGC has been an awesome experience for my daughter and me! My daughter has been exposed to a variety of STEM careers, labs, and activities in addition to being encouraged and mentored by Ms. Ebony and her volunteers. I've been able to volunteer with the organization and have been so pleased with my experience as well.

1 Victoria R.3

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I got to speak to the students at Brown Girls Code and it was such a pleasure to see them excited and engaged! They were working on some exciting projects that had to do with the things they were interested in like fashion.

1 Carisa F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a excellent program for these young ladies. They are introduced to the cyber field where African Americans are unrepresented. Ebony and the staff are role models! Highly recommended!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Brown girls have been a great learning experience for my daughter. Learning with technology and being exposed to exciting and engaging experiences.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent opportunity for my daughter. A professional, hands on team, passionate about helping her with resources, information, and training. Participating in the Brown Girls CODE program, gave her an additional confidence boost to pursue and achieve her associates in CIS in underrepresented classrooms, while dual enrolled in high school.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I don't even know where to begin to tell how proud I am of Brown Girls Code and the young girls and ladies that the program reaches. I have seen this program mature and I am amazed at its growth. I recently had the opportunity to be a panelist particularly and workshop instructor for the sponsored STEMusem Girls Expo 2, and I can truly say it was a pleasure. The girls were so engaged and so talented. Founder Ebony Hicks is a true gem for turning this dream into a reality. There are so few brown girls like she and I in the STEAM and IT industry, and this program is helping to change that narrative. I wish I could give even more than 5 stars.

1 Lasima T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has been a part of BGC for 2 years now! The experience and exposure are second to none! At such a nominal fee for the sessions. Definitely recommend this program!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Girls who code is a great non profit organization that take Interest in the youth of today into various faucets of the technical arena. This program promotes encouragement to women of the next generation to take part in life long learning experiences. Just as Steam and Stem programs are prominent in the school sector Girls who Code allow young ladies to display creativity and knowledge outside of the academic sector.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If you are looking for a group to help broaden your horizons in cyber security and develop a fearless desire to learn, this is a great place for new beginnings.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For anyone who knows Ebony Hicks, Founder of Brown Girls Code, knows her aspiration to see more girls of color in STEAM fields is beyond measure. She seen a need and she stepped out in faith and made it happen.

Brown Girls Code is opening doors for girls ages 8-18 to pursue with confidence a world they may have never thought about before or was intimidated by because of the lack of women in STEAM-related fields. BGC is helping these girls gain the soft skills and knowledge they need to be the best leader they were born to be.

Makeia, Cybersecurity Professional

3 Camille H.

Donor

Rating: 5

Brown Girls Code is a phenomenal organization that works to close the gender and diversity gap on technology. It helps young girls from elementary to high school broaden their horizons with different skills and training that will help them in the future.

The Founder and CEO, Ebony Hicks, has done a great job at putting together programs and activities that have helped young girls understand different aspects of life and help them look towards the future, which has helped some girls determine their career goals.

This program has grown over the years and is a benefit to the Augusta community. Please support this organization.

3 Toryana J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Brown Girls Code is an empowering organization filled with knowledgeable individuals and a consistent uplifting for anyone involved!

4 Justin Z.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Brown girls code is needed to stimulate the future Workforce that is currently underserved in the Augusta community.