Black Girls Code Organization Receives $255K in Funding From General Motors
Style Magazine Newswire | 9/22/2017, 1:39 p.m.
Black Girls Code, a non-profit organization that aims to increase the number of women of color in the digital space, has announced a partnership with General Motors, which includes a generous donation of $255,000. The funding will be used to launch and maintain a local chapter of the organization in the Detroit metro area. This partnership aims to increase interest in STEM career fields for girls of color. Women of color are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields, especially in technology. Only 3 percent of African-American women and less than 1 percent of Latinas receive degrees in computer science. Since their launch in April 2011, Black Girls Code has had the ultimate goal to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.