WeCode KC

Coding a Pipeline of Future Ready Tech Professionals

Kansas City, MO   |
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WeCode KC

EIN: 83-3413497


WeCode is passionate about unleashing the potential of youth who are historically left out of the technology industry, so we teach them how to code through project-based technology concepts—cultivating a safe vibrant atmosphere where they can nurture their growth; creating a pipeline of future-ready tech professionals while increasing the economy in underestimated communities.

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Tammy Buckner

Main address

4741 Central St #222

Kansas City, MO 64112 USA

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Subject area info

Student services


Computer science

Youth services

Youth organizing

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Population served info




Young adults

Low-income people

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NTEE code info

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.


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Our programs

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WeCode Futures

Through WeCode Futures, the student begins by using SCRATCH, a free programming language, to get the students comfortable using technology by telling their own stories through games and animation. As the students learn and become more proficient, they progress to a more complex language using HTML/CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and Python to help enhance their skill set. This model of learning applies to students 7-17 years of age. It builds a pipeline for their passion for technology, and the students can take classes on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

Population(s) Served
Low-income people
Working poor

Through WeCode Leaders scholars are allowed the opportunity to collaborate with business partners and other after-school programs for youth and young adults ages 16-26. From this curriculum, the students are enabled to work in a paid-to-work internship-certified program specifically designed for college-age and young adults. These students can obtain certifications, ensuring they are ready to enter the marketplace thru support from the State of Missouri to provide this certification.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

KC Tech Council 2023

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Tammy Buckner

Tammy Buckner is the founder of a minority women-owned technology solutions company and is the CEO and co-founder of WeCode KC, a technology education program that trains and mentors youth and young adults from underserved communities in technology concepts to increase economic prosperity and equalize the technology playing field. As the CEO of WeCode KC, Buckner is a thought leader and a highly requested technology strategist and innovative systems change speaker. She advocates for entrepreneurship and diversifying technology to close the black tech talent gap by implementing changes to the education system, preparing a pipeline of diverse tech professionals, and promoting retention initiatives. She’s been recognized as a Kansas City Community Builder to Watch and is a recent graduate of the Executive MBA program at Rockhurst University.

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Board of directors
as of 03/29/2023
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Board chair

Kimberly Bryant

Rochelle ` Walker

Brandon Calloway`

Robert Rogers

Ryan Reed

April Boyd-Noronha

Angelique Nedved

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/21/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/16/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.