Techbridge Girls is in the midst of an exciting but transitional time which began with welcoming our new CEO, Nikole Collins-Puri eleven months ago, while also managing unanticipated shifts in our funding and an evident need to streamline our overall programmatic offerings.
Techbridge Girls has restructured much of our Programs including our Professional Development (PD) department, to build our overall capacity to provide professional development opportunities in and around our three regional offices (San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Seattle and Washington, DC) and to ensure greater alignment with our after-school programs that provide direct service to girls in these locales.
As such, Megan Davis, your primary contact for Girls Go Techbridge programs-in-a-box, will be transitioning out of her role at Techbridge on June 30th. Megan has loved working with you, and can be reached at [email protected] and (615) 415-1707.
With this staffing change, Techbridge Girls has decided we cannot continue to support the Girls Go Techbridge programs-in-a-box, and will terminate our working relationship with Science First, our kit manufacturer, as of December 31st.
Your council/organization has these STEM boxed programs in your inventory, and you are welcome and encouraged to continue to offer them to your members.
Science First has the five Girls Go Techbridge kits and refills in their inventory and is prepared to fulfill your orders for the next several months. Please continue to utilize their online ordering platform at http://shop.sciencefirst.com/675-techbridge and reach out to Helmut Albrecht for order support at [email protected] and (904) 225-5558.
If and when, prior to December 31, Science First is no longer able to fulfill your order, Science First will notify you. The majority of the supplies in our kits can be purchased at big box stores and other online retailers. An alternate source for the custom circuit boards in the Power It Up kit is Douglas Electronics in San Leandro, CA at (510) 483-8770.
Moving forward, please consider Meeta Sharma-Holt, Vice President, Programs and Strategic Partnerships, your primary Techbridge Girls point of contact. We are excited about this next chapter at Techbridge Girls and I look forward to keeping you abreast of our progress. Meeta can be reached at [email protected] and 240-383-2442.
Thank you for your continued work in bringing impactful STEM learning opportunities to girls.