Frequently Asked Questions

Grow with Google is our initiative to help create economic opportunities for all Americans. At Google, we believe the opportunities created by technology should be available to everyone. Through Grow with Google, we aim to help everyone across America – those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses.

The Grow with Google New York City Learning Center is a temporary educational space connected to our office on 8th Avenue which will offer all New Yorkers free digital skills workshops across a range of topics, 1:1 coaching, and community events.

We will open our doors on April 8th, and will be open for the next five months.

Google has been proud to call New York home since we opened our first office here nearly two decades ago. We’ve always been committed to supporting our neighbors and the NYC community and are excited to build on that commitment by opening our front doors to New Yorkers who want to grow their careers, skills and businesses.

The Grow with Google New York City Learning Center is located on the ground floor of our office at 111 8th Avenue between West 15th and West 16th Streets.

The Grow with Google New York City Learning Center offers digital skills workshops on a range of helpful topics from growing your small business online, to creating a compelling resume, and learning how to code. We also have 1:1 coaching for more personalized support and train-the-trainer sessions for local organizations. Programming is free and open to the public.

Yes, anyone can visit the Grow with Google New York City Learning Center. We welcome job seekers, small business owners, educators, students, non-profit partners and anyone who wants to learn or upgrade their digital skills. This also includes people who are visiting or who are not permanently living in New York City.

We recommend you register online. You may also register in person and walk-ins are welcome if the class is not at capacity

We add new workshops to our schedule daily for the date two weeks out. We will publish these new workshops to our website by 4:00 PM ET every weekday.

A class is full if you don’t see a checkbox beside it on the registration page. We add new workshops to our schedule daily for the date two weeks out. We will publish these new workshops to our website by 4:00 PM ET every weekday.

We don’t have waitlists available for our workshops. However, you are more than welcome to check-in with the front desk and get on the stand-by list for a workshop on the day it is being held. We cannot guarantee you'll make it in the workshop, but we will do our best to get you in if there are empty seats.

The only thing you need to bring to the Grow with Google NYC Learning Center is yourself! In all of our workshops and classes, we will have laptops for you to use and follow along. We will also have notebooks and pens for you if needed.

Yes, children are welcome and we have programming specifically designed for kids. 

A parent or legal guardian must register for workshops on behalf of anyone under the age of 18 in order to participate in Grow with Google New York City Learning Center programs. Upon check-in, any guest under the age of 18 must provide a signed and completed waiver and release form. Additionally, any guest that is 13 and under needs to be checked in the day of the workshop with a parent or guardian.

The Grow with Google NYC Learning Center has partnered with a variety of local non-profits in the NYC area. If your organization is interested in partnering with us, please find two options to learn more:

We do have a group request form for school administrators or educators to fill out and request a Grow with Google NYC Learning Center tour and workshop for their student group. Once you fill that out, we’ll get back to you within two business days. Please note that dates are limited and are filled on a first come, first serve basis.  

Yes. Google strives to make the Grow with Google New York City Learning Center open and accessible to everyone, regardless of ability. Guests with special needs should email us at growwithgooglenyc@google.com. This information will be kept private and will be distributed only to the individuals who need to know, in order to accommodate your request.

Our furry friends add to a playful, dynamic atmosphere in Google's workspace, and more importantly, Googlers enjoy having them around -- we know that dogs can be an extension of your family. That said, Spot and Fido won't be permitted inside our Grow with Googler NYC Learning Center unless they're a service animal. Thanks in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

You can email us at growwithgooglenyc@google.com.