GeekPack® Mission

GeekPack® Mission

GeekPack® exists to empower women & girls to change their lives for the better through the power of code, community & confidence. We teach valuable technological & business building skills, provide a supportive and encouraging community, and deliver the confidence to believe that ANY dream is possible to achieve.

GeekPack® Core Values

Touch the world with purpose, every day making something better than when we found it. We see every day as a whiteboard on which to draw the dreams of our community until we make them real together.
ANYONE can learn to code with the right instruction & community. We demolish the status quo by opening the door so often closed to women and girls through inexhaustible empathy and an unwavering, supportive community.
Create wildly successful students. We revel in the joy we see when our students grow in character and confidence through learning to code. We share in their happiness, support their growth, and celebrate each other’s wins.
Go above and beyond. From providing support & encouragement in our community, to serving our customers, or helping our colleagues, our shared love for our Mission empowers us to go beyond what we thought was our “best” in service to our cause.
Compassion for Community. We know we are nothing without our community and we show it by the deep empathy, respect, and patience we give in every interaction. The positive environment we build has an individual focus but with a family feel, cultivated by listening longer, harder, and deeper so that everyone feels heard.

GeekPack® Vision

Five years from now, GeekPack® will be serving over 100,000 women and girls who are learning to code in our supportive community while dramatically building their confidence. We will be THE industry standard for empowering female coders around the world.

Charities We Support

GeekPack® supports 3 charities that align heavily with our mission, core values, and vision.
Latinitas is a non-profit 501c(3) organization focused on empowering girls to innovate through media and technology. They offer a variety of opportunities for girls to discover their voice, develop media and technology skills, and build a solid foundation for their future.

Through after-school clubs, camps, events and publications, and channels, Latinitas provide a space, both in the physical and online, for girls to express themselves,develop their skills, learn about their culture, and discover their unique voice.
Latina teens attempts suicide. Hispanic girls lead girls nationwide in the rate of suicide attempts.
(Source: Center for Disease Control)
of Latinas in the U.S. do not graduate from high school on time with a diploma.
(Source: Mexican American Legal Defence and Education Fund)
of Latinas get pregnant at least once before age 20 – compared to the national average of 35%. 
(Source: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy)
Mission:
Empower all girls to innovate through media and technology.
Vision:
Create courageous leaders
Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails.

Black Girls CODE has set out to prove to the world that girls of every color have the skills to become the programmers of tomorrow. By promoting classes and programs we hope to grow the number of women of color working in technology and give underprivileged girls a chance to become the masters of their technological worlds.

Black Girls CODE's ultimate goal is to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.
Mission:
Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization that creates welcoming, supportive opportunities for women and non-binary adults to learn software development skills.
Vision:
We envision a world where all people are included and empowered in developing the future of technology.
Values:
We are committed to making sure people of all races, education levels, income and upbringing can build confidence in their skill set to develop web and mobile applications. Our goal is to provide powerful hands-on programs in software development and create basic to advanced web and mobile applications.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement:

Through the lens of diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging, GDI pursues its mission with the aim to provide high quality and accessible training opportunities in a welcoming and supportive learning environment

GeekPack® Match

The GeekPack® Match Program aims to bring together nonprofits (with no budget for a website) with new web developers (who want real-world, hands-on experience).  You MUST be a nonprofit organization in order to qualify for the GeekPack® Match Program. To learn more about the scope of the program and how to apply, please go here:
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