Black Girls CODE is a non-profit organization focused on introducing girls, ages 7-17, from underrepresented communities, to the field of technology. Expanding their mission throughout the country takes dedicated partners and partnerships to make it work. Recently, General Motors officially helped Black Girls Code launch its program in Detroit with a generous donation.
GM gave Black Girls CODE Detroit $255,000 as a part of their commitment to the advancement of STEM programs for young girls. “It’s one of the reasons that it’s our mission to hep build the next generation of STEM leaders, with an emphasis on expanding opportunities to women and other underrepresented groups,” GM CEO Mary Barra said in a statement.
GM’s donation is part of a $10 million dollar commitment to four non-profit organizations focusing on STEM education.