Black Girls Code, a San Francisco nonprofit that trains African-American girls in the STEM fields, launched a new outpost in D.C. earlier this month.
“We really want to make sure that we tap into the technology community here,” said founder Kimberly Bryant. The launch party was held at Impact Hub DC.
The organization, which is building up a volunteer team in the District, has already planned a summer camp program, scheduled for the last week of July.
Thirty to 40 students are slated to join the $150 courses, which will take place at Harmony DC Public Charter Schools, Bryant said.
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Black Girls Code is in the process of opening up an East Coast office, with a program director to be posted either in New York and D.C. by the end of the summer.
The organization has nine chapters, including the up-and-coming branches in D.C. and Raleigh, N.C. It’s also running pilot programs in Miami and Dallas, with full chapters expected to launch there by 2016.