ChickTech is dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. We do this in two ways. First, we facilitate hands-on technology-centric programs and events to empower, support, and increase the confidence of women and girls. Through these, we build community, empower participants to see themselves as leaders and technologists, and provide networking and mentoring opportunities in the rapidly growing high tech industry. Second, we work to change the culture of the technology industry to ensure a welcoming and equal environment for all people.
Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to growing computer programming education. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.
Code/Interactive is a nonprofit that inspires the next generation of tech leaders from underserved communities with teacher professional development, school partnerships, entrepreneurship and mentorship events, and student opportunities.
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. The College Board serves students and their parents, high schools, and colleges through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. The College Board is committed to equity, and achieves this through various studies of its tests, such as a longitudinal test comparing SAT-Verbal scores of men and women.
College Options Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to students of military families, cadets in JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) and students interested in STEM disciplines. COF also serves a diverse community of students who derived from underrepresented and often underserved communities. Through project based learning, COF exposes and engages students in STEM pathways.
The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science. CSTA provides opportunities for K–12 teachers and their students to better understand computer science and to more successfully prepare themselves to teach and learn. Founded by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in 2004, CSTA has grown into a dynamic and vibrant organization of professionals interested in supporting computer science education in K-12. We are developing new programs focused on the “Big IDEA” (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) to support computer science education for all students.
Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge will be the leader in connecting students and mentors to develop world changing solutions.
Honoring the legacy of Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr., the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge was formed in 2008. The Challenge brings together a dynamic community of innovators and entrepreneurs driving a collaborative movement to develop extraordinary and viable solutions to benefit our world.
CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is the premier professional association for district technology leaders. For over two decades, CoSN has provided leaders with the management, community building, and advocacy tools they need to succeed. Today, CoSN represents over 10 million students in school districts nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education.
Couragion inspires underrepresented students to pursue STEM competencies with a set of career readiness and youth development resources for students and educators. Couragion links education to industry and community with diverse role models, a “best fit” career assessment, ongoing skill building activities, and personalized learning plans that help students amass skills to better prepare them to enter the workforce. Couragion’s role models mirror a diverse demographic – as 87% are traditionally underrepresented in STEM today. Couragion is different because their data-driven approach improves the perception and awareness of STEM careers. Couragion is research-backed and supported by the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation.