We should get in touch with someone that handles events at one of the local universities. We should ask them about sponsoring the BlackGirlsCode New Orleans chapter with donated use of their computer lab.
These folks seem like they're in charge of the computer lab. We should probably draft a letter or a PDF proposal that explains BGC to send them.
Melva D. Williams
Interim Vice President
Office of Technology Administration
Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive Box 109
New Orleans, LA 70125
University Open Computer Laboratories
Lab 3M Resource & Mentoring Center
So! I talked to the executive director, Kimberly Bryant, and I was able to really dig into what it will take to start a BlackGirlsCode chapter with the founder of the Memphis organization.
Wisely, they Memphis chapter didn't just raise money for one workshop--they raised enough for one each quarter for a year. They we're able to raise $8,000 to pay for event space, food, getting the word out, and everything else that needs to be provided.
They did get a lot of the stuff donated in kind--like event space. Rhodes University was generous enough to let them use their computer lab for the first workshop--so locating a computer for every girl was not a problem.
We should consider approaching UNO or Xavier or Dillard or Tulane or Delgado.