Black Girls Code receives $255,000 from General Motors to launch in Detroit

TechCrunch | 9/12/2017 | Megan Rose Dickey
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On the heels of turning down $125,000 from Uber and then quickly raising over $150,000 through crowdfunding, Black Girls Code has announced a partnership with General Motors, which includes a $255,000 donation.

In an effort to further Black Girls Code’s mission of introducing young black girls to code, the non-profit organization has teamed up with GM in order to launch a local chapter in Detroit.

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Black Girls Code has hosted some workshops in the Detroit area, but nothing ongoing. This fall, Black Girls Code will launch its regular programming to “lay a foundation to fully engage girls of color in Detroit,” Black Girls Code founder Kimberly Bryant said in a statement.

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