Aspirations in Computing is a talent development initiative of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). The program increases women’s participation in technology careers by providing encouragement, visibility, community, leadership opportunities, scholarships, and internships to aspiring technically inclined young women. Since 2007, NCWIT has inducted more than 2,300 young women into this unique community.
Counselors for Computing (C4C) is a four-year campaign through which thousands of students -- especially girls -- are introduced to computing and encouraged to pursue education and careers in IT. The C4C campaign informs and equips school counselors with up-to-date information and resources they can use to effectively encourage underrepresented groups to pursue education and careers in computing and IT.
The K-12 Alliance is a strategic growth Alliance, whose current forty-four (44) member organizations can reach over 55% of girls in the United States. The K-12 Alliance Membership subcommittee continuously reviews and researches potential members with the authority, reach, and/or niche to increase the K-12 Alliance’s overall effectiveness and outreach. Members of the NCWIT K-12 Alliance find membership mutually beneficial, and currently have more than 100 partnerships around the country.
The K-12 Alliance's Research and Resources subcommittee works directly with NCWIT social scientists, to provide advice concerning educational research and potential resources focused on girls and computing. The subcommittee works to advance existing K-12 related research projects, as well as brainstorm future research projects and resources. In January 2013, the K-12 Alliance published "Girls in IT - The Facts", a comprehensive report about the current state of affairs for girls in technology, synthesizing the best available data into one, easy-to-access resource.