In late June 2020, App Camp for Girls received approval from the Oregon Department of Justice to officially dissolve the organization and distribute the designated awards to the selected organizations whose work helps carry on the mission and vision of App Camp.
With the assets and resources now distributed to Black Girls CODE, Digital Youth Divas, and Nova Code Collective, App Camp will begin the final shut down of our operations, including retiring App Camp's social media accounts, emails, Slack channels and our website.
As we close the chapter on App Camp for Girls, we thank our community again for the support and enthusiasm over the years. We encourage you to get connected with and contribute to the future success of the selected organizations in their efforts to carry on the mission and vision of App Camp.
— App Camp for Girls Board of Directors
Nova Code Collective (NCC) is a new non-profit created by a group of former App Camp volunteers from multiple cities as a way to continue their passion for bringing technology to underrepresented populations. Their mission is to reach kids who aren't normally introduced to coding in school, who've never found an interest in it, or who thought it wasn't something for them. NCC will offer opportunities and events for young people to collaborate and code with others their age as well as offer mentorship opportunities to learn from experienced technology professionals in their local area.
Digital Youth Divas (DYD) is an out-of-school-time discovery program run out of Northwestern University's Office of Community Education Partnerships and DePaul University's Technology for Social Good Lab. The program is designed to engage middle school-aged girls — particularly those from non-dominant communities — in exploring STEAM through project-based activities that result in digital artifacts and e-textiles. DYD's mission is to empower girls to become creators, designers, builders, coders, and innovators by engaging in fun, design-based projects in the areas of circuitry, fabrication, making, and computing.
Launched in 2011, Black Girls CODE (BGC) is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops, hackathons and after-school programs, BGC introduces computer programming and technology to girls from underrepresented communities in technology areas such as web design, robotics, gaming, mobile app development, and more. By cultivating the next generation of developers, their hope is to grow the number of women of color in technology and give underrepresented girls a chance to become the future leaders in technology. BGC aspires to teach 1 million girls of color to code by 2040.