Girls Who Code: Bring CS to Girls Across Country

by Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code: Bring CS to Girls Across Country
Girls Who Code: Bring CS to Girls Across Country
Girls Who Code: Bring CS to Girls Across Country
Girls Who Code: Bring CS to Girls Across Country
Jul 3, 2018

Summer 2018: Quarterly Girls Who Code Update

NYC Regional Clubs Graduation Photo Collage
NYC Regional Clubs Graduation Photo Collage

2018 Clubs Graduation

On May 31st, AppNexus hosted the annual NYC Regional Clubs Graduation Ceremony. The event featured: speeches from our founder and CEO Reshma, Becca Shaddox (Director of STEM Strategy at Walmart), and Jessica Anderson (Dell’s North Amicana Giving Manager); food and as well as project presentations from the girls themselves. Check out their projects here: Briarcliff Middle School, Avon High School, and Al-Noor School.

With the completion of this Club session, across the country we have taught coding and graduated 84,000 girls through our Clubs program. We look forward to Clubs next school year and are happy to announce that even more Clubs will be launching in Fall 2018. With Clubs now in every state we have the ability to serve even more girls!

SIP Launch Summer 2018

Our Summer Immersion Program (SIP) is in full swing! We now have 77 SIPs nationwide. For the first time ever we are hosting SIPs in Jersey City, Hoboken, and Charlotte. We are very excited to see how our Girls this summer will learn, grow, and will be sharing their experiences through social media: Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Both SIP and Club participants work on long term project with a focus on improving their community using what they learned throughout their program. To check out previous project click here.

Coming up this fall

To date our Clubs and SIPs have served 90,000 girls. We are so proud of our alumni and they are going on to do amazing things with a passion for Computer Science. Our College Aged Alumni are majoring in CS and related fields at 15 times the national average. We have reached nearly 12 million people indirectly through our book series, website, videos, and social media content.

We are proud of our success over the past six years and believe our work is just getting started. Girls Who Code is on track to reach gender parity in computer science by 2027 and to do so we will be expanding by launching the following initivaties:

     International Clubs

     Our Clubs model has proven to be enormously successful. As we continue to scale in the U.S., now is the time to             bring our Clubs program to an international stage. With expansion into the international sphere, we aim to influence         even more girls to enter computer science. We've shown that our model has been successful in elevating girls in the         United States— now it's time to impact girls worldwide. This fall we will be launching 100 Clubs in Canada with more       to come!

     3rd-5th Grade Clubs

     As of Spring 2018, we have successfully recruited and launched a geographically diverse group of 20 pilot sites that         serve students with varying levels of exposure to computers and computer science. Initial results and anecdotal data       is promising and points to engaged and satisfied participants and facilitators. From here, our goal is to successfully           launch 500 3rd-5th grade Clubs across the country starting in Fall 2018.

     Alumni Loops

     GWC will have over 10,000 college-aged alumni by Fall 2018. We know that there are 25 or more alumni at 30             universities or colleges across the country. Under our new Director of Alumni Programs, GWC will be launching                 College Loops in Fall 2018. College Loops will connect and engage alumni at colleges and universities; provide               educational and professional opportunities to improve persistence in CS; support successful entry into careers in             technology.

Thank you

We appreciate your previous support. Your previous donation[s] to Girls Who Code helps educate and equip girls to pursue opportunities in tech! Your donation has helped us: reach more girls with our free programs, train teachers and TAs, create a world-class curriculum for our classrooms, and develop new programs to close the gender gap in tech. Thank you and have a wonderful 4th of July.

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Location: New York, NY - USA
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Isabel Baylor
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Isabel Baylor
New York, NY United States

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