Tech Inclusion

Google Code Next

  • ClientGoogle Code Next

  • ContractJuly 2017-July 2019

  • CategoryDiversity

  • My RolesCoach, Curriculum Designer, Community Manager

 

 

Code Next is a free computer science education program that cultivates the next generation of Black and Latinx  tech leaders. I joined Code Next just a year after its launch and initially took on the responsibility of working as a Leadership Coach to the HS participants. Shortly into that role, I began developing leadership curriculum focused on human-centered design, ideation, lean startup and agile design techniques.

My main responsibility ultimately became creating, building and maintaining the Code Next NYC community. I strengthened the Code Next community by increasing student participation and partnerships which supported the buildout of an innovation lab.  I managed a team of 4 coaches and a site coordinator as we designed programming, community-based workshops, and events while strengthening the Google brands’ commitment to diversity.

 

Areas of Impact

  • Redesigned the leadership curriculum for 9th and 10th grade cohorts
  • Increased our community partners by 40%
  • Increased our bank of Google volunteers by over 50%
  • Brought on 6 new club coaches and with them co-designed 3 new club experiences
  • Brought in our first female engineers as club coaches
  • Point person for the inaugural hackathon in NYC and supported branding on both coasts.
  • Created partnership with another youth based organization and helped them create targeted curriculum for our College readiness Program

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