Commitment to Action

NCWIT AspireIT - Early Computing Experiences for Girls

Commitment by

National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)

In 2014, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and their partners committed to scale up the AspireIT computing outreach program to serve 10,000 additional middle school girls by 2018. AspireIT pairs NCWIT Aspirations in Computing alumnae with nonprofit partners, to create and run computing programs for middle school girls. Over the course of four years, NCWIT will lead a national effort to recruit and support over 600 qualified high school and college women and 250 partner organizations that will co-create and deliver about more than 400 computing outreach initiatives, including after-school programs, summer camps, and weekend conferences. Through this commitment, NCWIT aims to increase the number of middle school girls engaged in and excited about computer science and IT, countering the critical shortage of women pursuing these fields in high school and beyond.

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Commitment

NCWIT AspireIT - Early Computing Experiences for Girls

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

4 years

Estimated Total Value

$3,710,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean, Northern America

Countries

PUERTO RICO, United States

Commitment by

National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., University of California, Irvine, Microsoft, Google Inc., Sphero, Apple Inc., UC Davis Medical Center, Tumblehome Learning, Intel Corporation, Orbotix, HUD.GOV, Northrop Grumman Foundation