TechGirlz Launches “20K by 2020” Campaign to Teach Tech to More Middle School Girls

March 5, 2018

Nonprofit inspiring middle school girls to explore careers in tech reaches 10,000 student milestone, expands goals for 2020, and initiates $1 million capital campaign. Philadelphia, PA – March 5, 2018 — TechGirlz today unveiled a focused campaign to help diversify America’s future technology workforce by reaching 20,000 new middle school girls by 2020 using the nonprofit’s award-winning technology courses. The organization also celebrated having reached 10,000 girls on Saturday, and has set its sights on reaching double that number over the next two years. To support this initiative, TechGirlz also launched a $1 million capital campaign. “We are thrilled to…

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TechGirlz Reaches “10,000 Girlz” Through Hands-On Technology Education

February 26, 2018

International events on March 3 will feature workshops, prizes, and more. February 21, 2018 (Philadelphia) – TechGirlz, a nonprofit organization inspiring middle school girls to pursue diverse technology careers, is approaching a major milestone on March 3: reaching 10,000 girls across the globe through its tech workshops and summer camps. To mark the day, TechGirlz will host a series of free workshops in nine states. Currently scheduled workshops include: Program with Kodu in Denver, CO Tell Your Story with Graphics in Chicago, IL Making a Website Using HTML/CSS in Chicago, IL What’s Inside a Computer? in Downers Grove, IL Make…

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TechGirlz Survey Finds Middle Schools Lack Technology Offerings for Girls

December 4, 2017

Schools must bolster available tech instructions and teachers to help train America’s next generation of technologists. Philadelphia, PA - Nov. 30, 2017 — As part of the run-up to Computer Science Education Week and in anticipation of the Hour of Code activities planned for next week, TechGirlz today shared insights from its annual survey of middle school girls’ insights and experiences with technology. The survey of more than 1,000 girls around the country found that girls increasingly feel encouraged to pursue technology instruction by parents, but that schools often do not provide ideal classroom offerings. “Multiple studies show that we…

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Gifts and Giving

November 28, 2017

The end of the year is the time when your email, and snail mail, inbox are stuffed with asks from many deserving non-profits, including TechGirlz! If you are thinking about donating to TechGirlz, please be assured your dollars are being well spent. We are proud to announce that we have been recognized as a 2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit by Great NonProfits, a site that rates non-profits and their work. Thank you to our volunteers, donors and supporters that helped us to achieve this distinguished honor by sharing their stories and experiences with TechGirlz. We continuously pride ourselves on how we run…

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Uber’s new 8-80 Coding program backs TechGirlz and Two Other Local Nonprofits

November 7, 2017

Roberto Torres, Lead Philly Reporter for Philly, announces how Uber will be teaming up with three top nonprofits in the area to help push more tech in the community. TechGirlz is one of the organizations that will be receiving funding from the ridesharing company to help support their ongoing series of tech-based workshops (TechShopz in a BoxTM) and events to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. The full article was originally published on Philly. A diversity-aimed initiative from ridesharing giant Uber will help three local nonprofits deploy year-long coding…

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