Femisphere Codeswitch

March 30 - April 08, 2019

77% of households in poverty in Pittsburgh are headed by single moms. The Women and Girls Foundation is challenging Pittsburgh to do better - specifically, by becoming a Femisphere, a place where women and girls are put at the center and given everything they need to thrive.

Femisphere Codeswitch is a hackathon dedicated to building technology solutions for single moms in poverty, to connect them to the resources they need to thrive. On March 30, coders and moms will come together to discuss the issue and hash out potential solutions, and throughout the weekend of April 5-April 8, coders and moms will work side by side to build digital tools for single moms experiencing poverty. The winning applications will be implemented by WGF for real single moms to use!

Not a coder? Fear not! You can attend the launch event for the hackathon, as well as the culminating panel discussion & awards ceremony!

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Poverty among single moms is not localized to Pittsburgh. This is a concern across the country. Our goal is to position Pittsburgh as an innovator in exploring systemic strategies to decreasing poverty rates for women and families. Let’s do it together.