In an effort to provide a welcoming environment to conquer tech's gender disparity, Hacker Fund has partnered with the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and we've been hard at work planning a series of workshops to serve as many of the more than 40,000 LA Girl Scouts as possible.
We want to do our part to make girls feel safe, valued, respected, and powerful by empowering them in the best way we know how. We have been reaching out to universities and tech companies to recruit a strong, capable, all-female team of coders to serve not only as mentors but as role models and inspirations.
(Pictured above: Board Member and Mentor Lyndsey Scott teaching students to code in a workshop.)
With the help of the female mentors from the Los Angeles Mentor Chapter and our community partners, we will be designing a workshop series that will take place in March and April of 2017! This workshop series will serve 400 young women and will be hosted by various technology companies throughout Los Angeles such as the ed-tech startup, GoGuardian, and the hardware accelerator, Make in LA!
To support the workshop series with quality role models, our team is also actively onboarding female mentors who can help us inspire the next generation. Please click here to apply.
In the spirit of Computer Science Education Week, several of our inspiring Hacker Fund mentors are fundraising to cover the cost of bringing on at least 50 new female mentors for the Los Angeles Mentor Chapter.
We have also partnered with Moxtra who has agreed to match all donations dollar-for-dollar up to $2500 across all of our Facebook fundraisers that are positioned to onboard more female mentors! Their team will be sending mentors and will be contributing their technology to the workshop curriculum.
“We are excited to continue our ongoing partnership with Hacker Fund to help spread computer science education and mentorship to underprivileged youth throughout the United States. This time, we’re joining forces with Hacker Fund and the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles to help boost student interest in Computer Science through impact created by female mentors and role models!” - Leena Iyar, Head of Marketing @ Moxtra
It costs $50 to bring on one new mentor to Hacker Fund and you can help us get to our goal by supporting here.