G{Code} House

G{Code} House is a proposed pilot program that will provide co-living, co-learning, and co-working spaces for women and non binary people of color ages 18 to 25 to unlock their potential and break into the tech industry as disruptive change makers.

Objectives:

  • Build a Diverse Pipeline of Tech Talent: Empower the next generation of Black, brown, and Indigenous women and non binary technologists. 

  • Invest in Women and Non Binary individuals: Provide communal spaces and shared experiences that aim to foster growth and connection both inside and outside of the classroom.

  • Combat Gentrification: Preserve the character and history of majority minority neighborhoods by ensuring the existing residents have pathways to economic mobility that allow them to stay in their communities. 

The Main House:

 

14 low-income women and non binary people of color will be able to live in the 4000+ sq ft Main House for up to two years while pursuing technical training, working as interns or apprentices, and/or transitioning into full time technical roles. Through mentorship, personal and professional development workshops, and other wraparound supports, cohort members will be amply prepared for their new careers in tech. All cohort members will contribute below-market rents while living in the Main House, with a portion of their rents accumulating into Individual Development Accounts. 

The Carriage House:

This 1900+ sq ft space will serve as G{Code}'s tech center, complete with a computer lab and flexible space for workshops and events. In addition to hosting the Intro to G{Code} program, the Carriage House will be publicly used for the benefit of the greater community. This will include open computer lab hours, workshops and events on tech and entrepreneurship that are open to the public, and other activities. 

G{Code} House Sample Schedule

7:30am

Make communal breakfast

8:00am

Yoga in the carriage house

9:00am

Morning coding lecture

11:00am

Exploratory learning and group activities

12:00pm

Lunch & Learn with Wayfair

1:00pm

Lab training and project work

3:00pm

Afternoon coding lecture

6:00pm

Personal financial planning dinner

8:00pm

Self-study and community time

10:00pm

Lights out