Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code seeks club hosts

Posted on September 3, 2018

GIRLS WHO CODE STARTING NEW FREE CLUBS THROUGHOUT PENNSYLVANIA

Girls Who Code, a national non-profit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology, is expanding its network of free Clubs for girls in grades 3-12. My name is Eve Balick and I am a Regional Partnership Coordinator working on this effort in Pennsylvania. I also run a Club in Kinnelon, NJ. There is no cost to run a Club and no computer science experience is required to supervise the online curriculum. Currently, less than a quarter of computing jobs are held by women. That number is declining and our organization is working to reverse the decline. Last year we reached 40,000 girls in all 50 states and we hope to reach 100,000 girls by the end of 2018 through our Clubs Program. We would love to work with many more schools and organizations to increase the number of Clubs and position our state as a leader in growing computer science education and reaching girls who are historically underrepresented in computer science.

Our Clubs are free after-school programs for students to use computer science to impact their communities and join a growing sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. They can be hosted at schools, universities, libraries, community centers, faith-based organizations, or non-profits. There is ZERO fee to start a Club. Just go to our website and submit the online application to get started – http://www.girlswhocode.com

Please let me know if I should send more information or please put me in touch with a contact at your school or organization with whom I can coordinate. Please forward my email to your colleagues in the community who might be interested. Email me at eve.balick@girlswhocode.com for more information. I look forward to hearing from you!


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