Girls Who Code

The Loyola Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities is proud to host its very own chapter of Girls Who Code. According to the Girls Who Code website, "computing is where the jobs are — and where they will be in the future, but fewer than 1 in 5 computer science graduates are women." Our Saturday morning program is a great way for girls to learn real-world computer coding skills while working with friendly and professional volunteers. 

This year (2019-2020), Loyola's chapter of GWC is proud to be funded by the following: The American Association of University Women, Chicago's CME Group, and Loyola's Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities.

Girls Who Code at Loyola is starting up again in February 2020, and we would love for your 6th-12th grade students to join us!

Classes are held Saturday mornings. All levels welcome, from beginning to advanced! Classes are held 10 a.m.-12pm, with lunch at the student dining hall provided!

Start Date: February 8, 2020

End Date: Saturday, April 25, 2020

Time: 10:00am-12:30pm

Drop-off Location: Crown Center Rooms 103-105 (1001 W Loyola Ave, Northeast corner of the Lake Shore Campus, Chicago, IL 60626)

Pick-up: Damen Student Center Dining Hall, 6511 N. Sheridan Rd. 

Register at

About Girls Who Code:

  • 6-12th grade girls who love having fun!

  • No coding experience necessary!

  • Food will be provided!

  • Students will be taught by skilled volunteer Loyola undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty

  • Previous curriculum and skills taught include: HTML, CSS, Python, and robotics

  • No materials required, students will be provided computers

  • Students will have opportunities to be a part of the Loyola community

  • Students present prototypes during the last day of class at a showcase for parents and friends

If you have questions or are interested in volunteering for Girls Who Code at Loyola, please contact Liz Hopwood at


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