Program areas at Girls Who Code
Gwc clubs: a free after-school program for 3rd-5th and 6th-12th grade Girls. Clubs can be run in-person or virtually, following adaptation made in response to the covid-19 pandemic. The clubs curriculum includes activities for Girls with zero computer science experience as well as activities that introduce college-level coding concepts.
Gwc marketing: promotes widespread campaigns to change the perception of what a coder is and looks like through in person events, online platforms, books, and education of public officials. The primary goal of campaigns is to drive brand awareness for the organization. Campaign are typically tied to "tent-pole" moments (i.e. Our annual sisterhood campaign for day of the girl, or "missing Code" for cs ed week) or are based on partner interest.
The summer immersion program: a free 2-week virtual summer program launched in response to the covid-19 pandemic in 2020 that iterated on our original 7 week in-person program for rising 11th and 12th grade Girls to learn computer science. It considers accessibility issues, wifi, hardware, and living circumstances. It also incorporates best practices in digital learning, including shorter days, small group work, and office hours.
Gwc alumni: a free community, both online and on college campuses, that offers networking, continuing education, job and internship opportunities to graduates of our summer immersion, and clubs programs as well as to non-alumni. College loops are university-level networks of alumni and other young women in computer science.gwc international: free programs for 11 to 18 year old Girls in canada, the united kingdom, and india. Clubs can be run in-person or virtually, following adaptation made in response to the covid-19 pandemic. Clubs meet after-school and/or on weekends throughout the school year and are hosted in school classrooms.