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.
BMC connects individuals to otherwise inaccessible formal and informal learning opportunities covering topics from version control to data visualization.
From community forums to 4-week HTML classes, our event offerings seek to inspire a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in the local community.