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Volunteer to Improve Diversity in Tech

List of organizations working to improve diversity in technology careers.

Name Description Location
All Star Code A non-profit organization that prepares diverse young men for careers in technology
Black Code Collective Black software developers creating a welcoming community to grow our skills, share knowledge and help each other progress through our careers
Black Girls Code Teach girls of color ages 7-17 to program
Black Female Founders Provide awareness, support, resources and a platform for Black female entrepreneurs
ByteBack Byte Back improves economic opportunity by providing computer training and career preparation to underserved Washington, DC metro area residents
Code2040 Code2040 creates access, awareness, and opportunities for top Black and Latinx engineering talent to ensure their leadership in the innovation economy
CoderDojo Teaching kids ages 7-17 to program
code.org A non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities
DCFemTech DCFemTech is a coalition of women leaders aimed at amplifying women in tech organizations, sharing resources, and bringing leaders together to close the gender gap
Girl Develop It Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide affordable and judgment-free opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development
Girls in Tech Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology
Girls Tech Too Girls Tech Too aims to provide a breadth of STEM education to young women across our nation
Girls Who Code A national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology
Hack the Hood Hack the Hood is an award-winning non-profit that introduces low-income youth of color to careers in tech by hiring and training them to build websites for real small businesses in their own communities
Hear Me Code Free, beginner-friendly coding classes for over 2000 women in DC
Ladies that FOSS This is a unique opportunity for nonbinary and woman coders to test out uncharted waters and code FOSS by meeting some people who already got the FOSS flu and are deeply involved in projects
Latina Girls Code Latina Girls Code is an organization working to bridge and eliminate the diversity gap for girls, specifically Latinas, interested in entering the tech world
Lesbians Who Tech Lesbians Who Tech is a Community of Queer Women in or around tech (and the people who love them)
OpenTechSchool A distributed community initiative organising welcoming and inclusive code learning happenings with real people in the real world
Outreachy Outreachy helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software get involved
Pride & Tech PTDC is bringing together LGBTIQA+ people across tech
RailsGirls Summer of Code With our award-winning scholarship program we aim to foster diversity in Open Source since 2013
Resilient Coders Spreading code literacy to young people from traditionally underserved communities. Boston
ScriptEd ScriptEd equips students in under-resourced schools with the fundamental coding skills and professional experiences that together create access to careers in technology
Science Club For Girls Foster excitement, confidence, and literacy in STEM for girls, particularly from underrepresented communities, by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women mentors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Turing School Turing is a growing, thriving community of over a hundred people helping each other become more than what they thought to be possible
WeSpeakToo Directory of women and non-binary individuals ready and willing to speak at your next event!
Women Who Code Women Who Code (WWCode) is global non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers
Women in Technology Women in Technology (WIT) has the sole aim of advancing women in technology -- from the classroom to the boardroom

Want to contribute to this list? 😄

Great! You can contribute in two ways:

  1. Open a pull request and add your organization.
  2. Email me at ramos.alisha@gmail.com with your suggestion.

Make sure that your organization suggestion meets the following criteria:

  • Provides volunteer opportunities for people who are currently working in technology (engineers, designers, etc.)
  • The organization's mission focuses on increasing diversity in technology and STEM

Include these details in your suggestion:

  • The organization's name
  • A short description
  • If they are local (vs. national), the city or location in which they're located

This list was originally referenced in my talk, Coding Is A Privilege.