Girls Who Code, an international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, is now accepting applications to its free clubs for the 2019-20 school year.
“New Jersey is a leader, with over 340 free Girls Who Code Clubs, and we also have partnerships with several New Jersey school districts,” said Eve Balick, the organization’s regional partnership coordinator. “We are excited to forge many new relationships with schools, libraries, nonprofits and universities in the upcoming school year.”
Balick also runs a Club at the Kinnelon Public Library as a volunteer. Girls Who Code is open to students in grades 3-12. Each Club is offered reimbursements from the Clubs Fund for purchases of up to $300, plus a free curriculum and other support from the Girls Who Code organization.
Girls Who Code currently has five Summer Immersion Program sites at top tech companies around the state. One hundred 10th and 11th grade New Jersey girls have been chosen for this career-building experience, which includes not only computer science education, but also mentorship, field trips and sisterhood.
Balick said, “I was thrilled to recruit these girls from our state, knowing the exciting opportunities they will experience at companies including Prudential, Jet.com, Johnson & Johnson, DTCC and JPMorgan Chase.” The application process for the 2020 summer program will start in January.
Recently, Girls Who Code in New Jersey was honored with an Impact Award from the New Jersey Technology and Engineering Educators Association (NJTEEA) for its work on behalf of the students of New Jersey. For more information about Girls Who Code in New Jersey, contact Eve Balick at firstname.lastname@example.org. To start a new Club, apply at www.girlswhocode.com/Clubs. For communities interested in partnerships, visit https://girlswhocode.com/communitypartnerships/