Girls Who Code, the national nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology, today announced its fifth year of programming for its flagship Summer Immersion Program. The Summer Immersion Program began in 2012 in New York City, offering rising 11th and 12th grade girls 300+ hours of immersive instruction in web development and design, robotics, and mobile development with mentorship and exposure to top female engineers and entrepreneurs.
Girls Who Code’s Summer Immersion Program has reached over 3,200 girls to-date. This year the organization’s first group of alumni will graduate college, marking a historic year for the organization as its first participants enter the workforce. Girls Who Code will offer 76 FREE Summer Immersion Programs in 2017 sponsored by 39 major companies and philanthropic foundations serving over 1,400 girls. Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Programs will be held in 11 U.S. cities, including: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle and Washington, DC.