As you’re probably aware, I work for a non-profit called Ada Developers Academy. We’re a tuition-free coding school in Seattle for adult women and gender-diverse people, dedicated to closing the gender gap in tech.
It’s early May, and that means it’s the time for Give Big, one of our biggest fundraising events of the year. If you’re not familiar, Give Big is an annual time of giving to support nonprofits creating real and meaningful change in Washington state. Give Big runs from April 15th-May 6th, and we have a goal of raising $80,000. This year we have a matching sponsorship from C2FO up to $27,000, meaning the impact of your donation will be doubled!
Covid-19 has put a spotlight on many of our systems’ economic and social weaknesses, and this virus will only widen the gap of those who are disproportionately marginalized in our society. Ada Developers Academy contributes to building a more resilient economy by training people in underrepresented communities to become software engineers, giving them the opportunity to build toward more stable futures in careers with higher salaries, flexibility and paid benefits, which is especially critical in times of economic downturn like today.
A non-profit doesn’t function without community support. Please, if you are able, donate today through our Give Big page to help us change the face of tech and create a stronger, more resilient economy.
Note: if your company matches donations (e.g. Microsoft), you should go through their system instead.