Who We Are
Webgyrlz Code is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that focuses on computer science training for girls and women. Training includes web development using HTML & CSS, introduction to animation and game development with Scratch programming, and introduction to mobile app development.
🏆 How it's going: June 2021- Awarded Central Carolina Community Foundation Black-led and Black-benefiting General Operating Support $10,000 Grant
COVID-19 UPDATE: All classes are currently taught virtually.
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?
- EASY TO UNDERSTAND: Our program can be taught to girls as young as 8 years old
- NO EQUIPMENT NEEDED! We provide all equipment (for in-person classes) for the girls to learn code and build their website. All we need are girls ready to learn.
- NO INTERNET NEEDED! Our program was designed to be taught in ALL communities. No Internet Access? NO PROBLEM! Our program is taught the same way as class spaces with the Internet.
- VIRTUAL LESSONS: Our curriculum has successfully been taught online for 2 years. We can offer the same in-person experience vritually.
In the News
We are honored and humbled to be a reciepient of 1 of 7 General Operating Support Grants from Central Carolina Community Foundation. The $10,000 grant for Black-led and Black-benefiting nonprofit organizations is a "program aimed at removing some of the financial barriers nonprofits face as they strive to fulfill their missions." Click to read the full press release
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT DURING MIDLANDS GIVES ON MAY 4, 2021. We raised $1,821!
June 2021 - August 2021 Hosted Virtual Summer Coding Camps for web development, game design, app development, and animation.
June 2021: Awarded Central Carolina Community Foundation Black-led and Black-benefiting General Operating Support $10,000 Grant
January 2021: Founder, Shambi Broome, named an IBM Champion (YR 2)
January 2021: Virtual HERO Kit initiative: This project was supported by a Beyond the Table grant from Central Carolina Community Foundation and was inspired by the On the Table initiative.
January 2021: Virtual Web Development Class for students, grades 3-8
December 2020: European Virtual Scratch Programming Workshop for kids & adults
October/November 2020: Virtual: Pilot Virtual Mobile App Development Class, grades 3-6
September 2020: Awarded the M.B. Kahn Construction Company Fund of Central Carolina Community Foundation grant of $1,925
Webgyrlz Code at TedxYouth@ColumbiaSC