Launched in Spring 2012, Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. With support from public and private partners, Girls Who Code works to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.
Girlstart’s mission is to increase girls’ interest and engagement in STEM through innovative, nationally recognized informal STEM education programs. By empowering more girls to continue STEM studies, we can help address our nation’s STEM workforce inequities and impact innovation and economic development in America and across the globe. To accomplish its mission, Girlstart develops and implements a range of innovative, research- and standards-based education and mentorship programs designed to promote girls’ early engagement and academic success in STEM, encourage girls' aspirations and persistence in STEM education and careers, and incubate a talented and diverse STEM workforce. Since its inception in 1997, Girlstart has served over 70,000 girls and 10,000 teachers and families with year round programming including: school-based programs, professional development for teachers, summer camps, STEM career conferences and expos, large-scale science events for families, and community STEM education outreach programs. Girlstart programs are open to girls K-12. We are focused on serving girls of diverse ethnicities, girls who live in low-income or nonurban environments, and/or are considered at-risk.
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful - for everyone. They also believe that everyone has the right to become an active creator of the technology that is revolutionizing the world. Through their pre-university outreach programs, they aspire to expose students of all backgrounds, and particularly girls, to the opportunities and excitement of careers in computing. Google aspires to recognize international diversity. The company utilizes the best talent by hiring employees of diversity to enhance different ideas and perspectives to improve the search engine's services and products. Google sponsors several NCWIT programs including NCWIT Aspirations in Computing and NCWIT Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs (ES-UP).
Hacker Fund creates social change that benefits disadvantaged persons, the broader community, and the environment. We empower technologists to through fiscal sponsorship, educational resources, and capacity building services. Several of the projects we currently support include hackathons and mentorship programs that serve K-12 students nationwide.
IGNITE, an acronym for Inspiring Girls Now In Technology Evolution, is a network of girls and women who dream big dreams. The women work with technology in nearly every imaginable sector of the work world. The girls - typical high school students trying to figure out what to do with the rest of their lives - use familiar technology everyday (cell phones, video games, the Internet), but most have never considered careers that envision, develop, market, sell, apply, or rely on these and other technologies. When the women share their personal stories with the girls, sparks of curiosity, knowledge, hope, and possibility are ignited. The synergy generated by this interaction soon has the girls blazing paths to previously unimagined futures of their own.
Intel is known as a leader of innovative technology. Intel is committed to employing diversity to create market-driving products and technology designed to make a difference. Intel supports the Award for Aspirations in Computing, AspireIT, and the pipeline of future tech talent they nurture. Along with HP, Intel was involved in NCWIT's Image Strategist staff position and provided support to the K-12 Alliance, which is working to advance the image and teaching of computing at the K-12 level. The Women at Intel Network (WIN) is a valuable resource to expose members to a diverse group of individuals and ideas. WIN aims to establish an environment where expansion of the company is growing and learning is continuous.
International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE)
ISTE helps educators around the world connect with information, people, and organizations. An organization of great diversity, ISTE presents ground-breaking educational technology books and programs; holds professional development workshops, forums, and symposia; and researches, evaluates, and publicizes findings regarding educational technology on an international level.
Iridescent is a science-education nonprofit that helps engineers, scientists and high-tech professionals bring cutting edge science, technology and engineering to high school girls, and underprivileged minority children and their families. Iridescent's mission is to use science, technology and engineering to develop persistent curiosity and to show that knowledge is empowering.
The Kapor Center for Social Impact relentlessly pursues creative strategies that will leverage information technology for positive social impact. The Kapor Center is particularly interested in social impact for communities that have historically been on the periphery of access to opportunity, participation and influence in the United States. They believe that when the community of tech leaders reflects the diversity of the United States, tech will play an integral role in closing gaps and disparities that exist in this country. Via proven methods from the for-profit and non-profit fields, the Kapor Center works in partnership with a diverse set of stakeholders to maximize social impact, particularly in the San Francisco bay area region.
A free world-class education for anyone anywhere. Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.