Black Men Code is a fiscally sponsored, non-profit, social benefit organization. Our mission is to provide free and low-cost training in computer programming that inspires and motivates Black men to: (1) pursue education in STEM fields and (2) participate in the innovation economy through entrepreneurship.

Black men are systematically excluded from the innovation economy; a market predicated on skills earned in post-secondary education. Blacks earn just 10% of U.S. bachelor's degrees, of which only 3% are earned by Black males.  It is no surprise then that Black male under-representation in the innovation economy directly mirrors the Black gender gap in post-secondary education.  The evidence: Facebook, Twitter, Google & Netflix announced that Black males make up 2% or less of their employees

By the end of this decade, two in three job openings will require some higher education. Two in three. And yet, we still live in a country where too many bright, striving Americans are priced out of the education they need. It’s not fair to them, and it’s not smart for our future.
— Barack Obama

Our Programs

BMC connects individuals to otherwise inaccessible formal and informal learning opportunities covering topics from version control to data visualization.

Event Calendar

From community forums to 4-week HTML classes, our event offerings seek to inspire a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in the local community.

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