Techbridge Girls

Techbridge Girls Techbridge Girls excites, educates, and equips girls from low-income communities by delivering high-quality STEM programming that empowers girls to achieve economic mobility and better life chances.

Techbridge was launched in 2000 to expand the options of girls in underserved communities and to address the shortage of women and underrepresented groups in technology and engineering. Our dynamic programming offers girls in grades 5-12 the opportunity for hands-on learning, career exploration through role models and worksite visits, and academic and career guidance. Techbridge works closely with partners to expand impact beyond our community. With support from the Noyce Foundation and the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, Techbridge is adapting its curriculum and rolling out programs-in-a-box to Girl Scouts to inspire thousands more girls in technology and engineering.

Techbridge was launched in 2000 to expand the options of girls in underserved communities and to address the shortage of women and underrepresented groups in technology and engineering. Our dynamic programming offers girls in grades 5-12 the opportunity for hands-on learning, career exploration through role models and worksite visits, and academic and career guidance. Techbridge works closely with partners to expand impact beyond our community. With support from the Noyce Foundation and the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation, Techbridge is adapting its curriculum and rolling out programs-in-a-box to Girl Scouts to inspire thousands more girls in technology and engineering.

Mission: The mission of Techbridge is to encourage girls in technology, science and engineering through multi-faceted programs for girls, teachers, role models and families. Our philosophy is to change girls' lives, one girl at a time, through consistent, personal support and a dedication to increasing their choices for the future.

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At TBG, we're celebrating Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett's birthday today! We recognize and thank her for the gift she's given us...
01/26/2021

At TBG, we're celebrating Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett's birthday today! We recognize and thank her for the gift she's given us all through the @Moderna COVID-19 #vaccine, and for being a #rolemodel for our girls to #leadfearlessly. Happy birthday, Kizzy!

"We close the divide because we know to put our future first, we must first put our differences aside."Thank you Amanda ...
01/20/2021

"We close the divide because we know to put our future first, we must first put our differences aside."

Thank you Amanda Gorman for rising up to this momentous day, being a beacon of light, and helping our country be brave.

#Inauguration2021 #LeadFearlessly

01/20/2021
Inauguration Day 2021

On this momentous Inauguration Day, Techbridge Girls CEO Nikole Collins-Puri reflects: “Today I get to see the first Black woman that looks like me, that has a story like me, sit in one of the highest positions of our country. I’m so hopeful for what this brings... I’m excited about the future. I’m excited about her leadership, and I’m excited about what our girls will believe is normal for them going forward.”

We cannot wait to enter this new chapter as our girls see themselves represented in Kamala Harris, a #rolemodel who exemplifies what it means to #leadfearlessly. Congratulations to her and Joe Biden for being sworn in today.

This #MLKJrDay we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his commitment to creating a more equitable world,...
01/18/2021

This #MLKJrDay we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his commitment to creating a more equitable world, with this list of books from @diversifyournarrative. Join us in exploring these books to #diversifyournarrative, get insight into others' experiences, and build a better future that empowers our community to uplift our girls and dismantle barriers and systems of injustice.

In the midst of witnessing violence against our democracy last week, we continue to have hope and find joy in the persis...
01/14/2021

In the midst of witnessing violence against our democracy last week, we continue to have hope and find joy in the persistence, creativity, and strength of our community. As we work to increase access to quality #STEM learning so that girls from low-income communities can achieve economic mobility through STEM, we’re celebrating the brilliance and accomplishments of our girls across the U.S. We’re celebrating the hard work of fearless Black women organizers and leaders, like Stacey Abrams, to make sure every vote was counted in GA. And we’re celebrating all of you — with your generosity, we exceeded our year-end fundraising goal. Together, we’ll make 2021 a bright year as we empower even more girls to lead in the #STEMrevolution.

After seeing Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett speak at our gala, and now seeing her in the news, our girls recently shared how Dr. ...
01/12/2021

After seeing Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett speak at our gala, and now seeing her in the news, our girls recently shared how Dr. Corbett's leadership on the Moderna COVID-19 #vaccine continues to #encourage and #empower them.

As middle school student Naemi shared: "People doubt #women and so I think it is cool how she is still helping them. It’s cool how she came to talk to us because I would love to know more about her. It's nice what she did because people have so much hate."

Dr. Corbett continues to break barriers and is paving the way for our girls to lead in the #STEMrevolution alongside her. Thank you Dr. Corbett for being an extraordinary role model, and for your #essentialwork to save countless lives.

A message of hope from our CEO Nikole Collins-Puri:It has been a challenging week as we witnessed the blatant, bold, lou...
01/08/2021

A message of hope from our CEO Nikole Collins-Puri:

It has been a challenging week as we witnessed the blatant, bold, loud, proud, and violent act against our democracy. This America is not new for those of us who experience the blatant, bold, loud (or soft and subtle), violent and proud acts of disrespect, unfairness, and violation of our liberties.

But, in that same breath, we know an America that has fought, died, and triumphed over injustices, war, pandemics, and economic fallout. And, in those moments, we were united, grounded in our beliefs and values, and marching toward a better tomorrow.

My hope is that we, all of us, can no longer be complacent, naive, or sheltered by the two Americas in which we live in. Both are our truths, and this week showed that reality.

Our work at Techbridge Girls forces us to live in these two truths every day. We are fighting a system that tells our girls they are not worthy with the hope that we are making a system better that is worthy of their brilliance. 2020 showed us we could not stop this work. And, 2021 has reinforced the road will not be easy. But, we must keep going. If not for us, for those who will lead our tomorrow.

Happy #NewYear! 🎉 We’re jumping into the new year with high #hopes for what’s to come for our girls as we #celebrate the...
01/01/2021

Happy #NewYear! 🎉 We’re jumping into the new year with high #hopes for what’s to come for our girls as we #celebrate the #growth and #impact ahead. With support from all of our community members, we’re excited to increase access for our girls from low-income communities to thrive and #leadfearlessly in the #STEM #revolution in 2021 and beyond. 👩🏾‍🎓👩🏿‍🔬👩🏾‍🚀

Today is the last day to make your gift count in 2020! Make your gift now to support our girls from low-income communiti...
12/31/2020

Today is the last day to make your gift count in 2020! Make your gift now to support our girls from low-income communities with equitable access to STEM enrichment, social-emotional learning, and a supportive network that uplifts girls’ career trajectories and STEM pathways. You can ensure that 2021 is a year of transformation and triumph for our girls! Thank you for partnering with us in our shared hope for peace and progress in the New Year and beyond: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=6PQN2Q22KWH8Q

With just two days left to make a lasting impact in 2020, join us in building a more equitable future with a gift that w...
12/30/2020

With just two days left to make a lasting impact in 2020, join us in building a more equitable future with a gift that will change girls’ lives with STEM! Your tax-deductible donation will ensure that girls from low-income communities enter STEM careers, achieve economic mobility, and contribute their deeply impactful perspectives and innovations in STEM fields. Make your gift today to support our girls from low-income communities with equitable access to STEM enrichment and social-emotional learning in 2021: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=6PQN2Q22KWH8Q

Through the generosity of our dedicated supporters, thousands of girls from low-income communities have been able to thr...
12/29/2020

Through the generosity of our dedicated supporters, thousands of girls from low-income communities have been able to thrive and carve out pathways to STEM futures in the face of multiple pandemics throughout this challenging year. As we prepare for continued growth in 2021, we invite you to join our year-end campaign and make a gift before December 31 as part of our $50,000 community challenge match! Your gift will uplift our shared vision of expanding access to high-quality STEM enrichment and economic opportunities for girls from low-income communities: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=6PQN2Q22KWH8Q

Happy holidays ❄️ to all of our community members! We wish you and your loved ones peace and joy during this season -- a...
12/23/2020

Happy holidays ❄️ to all of our community members! We wish you and your loved ones peace and joy during this season -- and we thank you for your likes, shares, and views 👍. No matter how small the interaction, we’ve appreciated every one of them. Thank you for joining us as we #empower girls from low-income communities on their #STEM journeys, especially throughout such a difficult year.

2020 has been a year like no other, with the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice further amplifying the inequities th...
12/18/2020

2020 has been a year like no other, with the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice further amplifying the inequities that girls from low-income communities face within our educational and economic systems. And yet, with the generosity and partnership of our community, we’re meeting our girls where they are, translating our award-winning curriculum into a digital space where girls can thrive as they explore gender- and culturally-responsive #STEM activities (pictured here!).

As we prepare for 2021, you can support thousands of girls in our community on a pathway towards discovery, life-long #learning, and #confidence as part of our community challenge match to raise $50,000. Each gift made before December 31, 2020 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000, made possible by a generous pool of donors. We invite you to make a gift today at https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=6PQN2Q22KWH8Q to meet this community

Barely 2 months into 2020, our lives came to a halt as shelter-in-place rules took place worldwide and changed everythin...
12/17/2020

Barely 2 months into 2020, our lives came to a halt as shelter-in-place rules took place worldwide and changed everything. In June, racial injustice in the USA spurred a worldwide movement to fight for all Black lives and marginalized communities everywhere.

Every aspect of life required quick thinking, seemingly overnight, from in-person interactions to virtual or distanced classrooms and offices. We, like many other nonprofits, worked quickly to pivot our programs to best support our students and educators.

Now, looking ahead to Spring ‘21, we are preparing to serve girls by expanding and further developing our Techbridge [email protected] lessons and ChangeMakers 2.0 program to support girls from low-income communities on their STEM journeys.

12/12/2020

As we reflect on 2020, and the last 20 years of impact that we’ve achieved with all of you, we’re reminded of the powerful words shared by our CEO Nikole Collins-Puri at our virtual 20th Anniversary Gala this fall: “When I think about 20 years ago, the phrase ‘trailblazers that have led fearlessly’ comes to mind… and when I think about being able to see our girls thrive and grow and prosper in the STEM revolution, 20 years ago I think we had the vision for it, but now we can actually see it.” #LeadFearlessly

Thank you again for supporting Techbridge Girls on #GivingTuesday! We’re so excited to share that with your support thro...
12/10/2020

Thank you again for supporting Techbridge Girls on #GivingTuesday! We’re so excited to share that with your support through both our Facebook fundraiser and other online donations, we exceeded our #GivingTuesday goal and raised a total of $5,737! With your generosity, we are able to create additional #STEM #Equity pathways to economic mobility for more girls from low-income communities!

From summer school institutes to after-school programs and one-day conferences across the U.S., our footprint has expand...
12/09/2020

From summer school institutes to after-school programs and one-day conferences across the U.S., our footprint has expanded far beyond our Oakland, CA headquarters. In the past year, we’ve successfully virtualized all of our curriculum to reach girls* from low-income communities across the nation in this trying time. #Dedication to our mission has brought us to where we are, and #persistence will keep us going. As we continue to reflect on our collective success together, what do you wish to achieve in the next 20 years?

Over the last 20 years, our Techbridge Girls community has grown tremendously and continues to do so in the hopes of rea...
12/08/2020

Over the last 20 years, our Techbridge Girls community has grown tremendously and continues to do so in the hopes of reaching 1M girls* by 2030. The numbers alone cannot show how deeply our girls’ #STEM experiences have been enriched since our founder, Linda Kekelis, decided that she wanted to do something about STEM equity in the classroom. Are you a TBG #alumna? #Educator? #RoleModel? #Volunteer or other supporter? How has TBG enriched your life?

Thank you to our incredible community of changemakers and trailblazers for supporting Techbridge Girls for #GivingTuesda...
12/03/2020

Thank you to our incredible community of changemakers and trailblazers for supporting Techbridge Girls for #GivingTuesday! With donations coming in from multiple sources in addition to our Facebook fundraiser, we are still tallying up the final results and are excited to share our progress with you soon. We are grateful to you for joining us and empowering our girls on their #STEM journeys!

If you haven't given to Techbridge Girls yet for #GivingTuesday, there's still time to give at https://www.facebook.com/...
12/02/2020

If you haven't given to Techbridge Girls yet for #GivingTuesday, there's still time to give at https://www.facebook.com/donate/1011310886015804/!

Our goal is to raise $5,000 today to empower girls like Amani, who grew up in a low-income community where few resources exist for girls to gain hands-on experience with STEM education. After participating in our programs, Amani now wants to become a bio-physicist. She says: “Techbridge helped me prepare for the reality of going into a classroom where women are the minority, where it's scary and you feel kind of intimidated. Now I would tell a girl going into STEM to not be intimidated, and don’t let it bother you."

Thank you for changing the #STEM trajectories of 1 million girls from low-income communities just like Amani!

Thank you Grammarly for your continued partnership, and for standing with us on #GivingTuesday. We appreciate your leade...
12/02/2020
Grammarly

Thank you Grammarly for your continued partnership, and for standing with us on #GivingTuesday. We appreciate your leadership as we excite, educate, and equip girls from low-income communities to thrive and lead in STEM as a pathway to economic mobility and financial security! We also appreciate everyone who has given to our Facebook fundraiser so far. There’s still time to make your gift today!

This #GivingTuesday, we're happy to share that we're extending our free offering for nonprofits and NGOs through 2021.

Hear from organizations like Techbridge Girls and The Water Project on how they’re using this offering, and learn how your nonprofit can sign up. ✍️

We are thrilled to be one of the Woodard & Curran Foundation “Giving While Living” $10K Grant winners! Thank you for par...
12/01/2020
Woodard & Curran Foundation Announces 10 $10K Giving While Living Grant Recipients

We are thrilled to be one of the Woodard & Curran Foundation “Giving While Living” $10K Grant winners! Thank you for partnering with us as we increase access to high-quality STEM enrichment for 1 million girls from low-income communities by 2030.

A total of $100,00 is going toward work to protect our water and environment - to ten environmental nonprofit organizations from Maine to Florida to California!

#GivingTuesday is tomorrow! Don’t forget to visit our page tomorrow to make your gift in support of increasing ...
12/01/2020

#GivingTuesday is tomorrow! Don’t forget to visit our page tomorrow to make your gift in support of increasing equitable access to STEM enrichment for girls from low-income communities. Thank you for empowering our girls to achieve economic mobility and persist to a #STEM career!

We’re incredibly thankful to have a dedicated community of changemakers and supporters like you. With #GivingTuesday nex...
11/28/2020

We’re incredibly thankful to have a dedicated community of changemakers and supporters like you. With #GivingTuesday next week, we’re striving to raise $5,000 to increase equitable access to our virtual STEM programs for girls from low-income communities. Join us by making a donation through our fundraiser here on Techbridge Girls’ page, on Tuesday, December 1. And please spread the word -- we’d love for you to like and share this post to your own news feed as we’re less than a week away from the big day!

During this season of #gratitude, we are so grateful to our community for all that you've done over these past 20 years ...
11/26/2020

During this season of #gratitude, we are so grateful to our community for all that you've done over these past 20 years to support, inspire, give, and encourage our girls from low-income communities. Thank you for empowering our girls to lead and thrive in their STEM journeys!

We also want to acknowledge that November is Native American Heritage Month, and the myth of the Thanksgiving story is harmful to the Native People of this land, including the Indigenous girls in our programs. We encourage our community to learn more about how to support and celebrate the people whose stolen land we live on by reading this Thanksgiving message from seven amazing Native Americans: http://www.project562.com/blog/a-thanksgiving-message-from-seven-amazing-native-americans/

Did you know that you can help change the STEM trajectories of girls from low-income communities just by shopping Amazon...
11/24/2020

Did you know that you can help change the STEM trajectories of girls from low-income communities just by shopping Amazon for Black Friday deals? Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/27-4162514 and AmazonSmile will donate to Techbridge Girls, at no cost to you! Thank you for your support.

As we end #AmericanEducationWeek, we want to celebrate the win of a teacher in the White House: Dr. Jill Biden! Our soon...
11/21/2020

As we end #AmericanEducationWeek, we want to celebrate the win of a teacher in the White House: Dr. Jill Biden! Our soon-to-be First Lady is a professor at NOVA Community College and has said that she plans to continue teaching while her husband, President-Elect Joe Biden, serves our country. The administration of the 46th president continues to break barriers and we cannot wait to see what happens.

Today is #TransgenderDayofRemembrance. The appalling amount of #BIPOC trans and #gender-nonconforming people whose lives...
11/20/2020

Today is #TransgenderDayofRemembrance. The appalling amount of #BIPOC trans and #gender-nonconforming people whose lives we’ve lost just this year, along with years before, pushes us to work harder to be #inclusive and be better allies. As an org that works with girl-identifying youth, we are #grateful for those leading the fight and for allies who are learning to support. We continue our learning and strive to make our org a safe space for all of our youth participants.

For American Education Week, we invite you to donate to Techbridge Girls to increase equitable access to our urgently-ne...
11/18/2020

For American Education Week, we invite you to donate to Techbridge Girls to increase equitable access to our urgently-needed virtual STEM enrichment programs as we work to change the STEM trajectories of 1 million girls from low-income communities by 2030. You can empower girls like TBG alumna Veronica, who says: “The same way Techbridge Girls has fought for student and women’s rights, I will continue on that legacy and become a voice for the unheard.” #LeadFearlessly alongside Veronica by making a donation of any amount through this link: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=6PQN2Q22KWH8Q

Did you know that we're training 26 educators this Fall through our new virtual Techbridge Girls@Home programs? We're eq...
11/17/2020

Did you know that we're training 26 educators this Fall through our new virtual Techbridge [email protected] programs? We're equipping our educators with tools and resources to deliver high-quality, culturally- and gender-responsive #STEM programs, and we're so grateful to partner with such dedicated and committed #educators.

Sixty years ago, first grader Ruby Bridges became the first Black student to desegregate William Frantz Elementary Schoo...
11/14/2020

Sixty years ago, first grader Ruby Bridges became the first Black student to desegregate William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. As a champion for change who exemplifies what it means to #LeadFearlessly, Ruby ultimately paved the way for other women in history, like Kamala Harris, to shatter the highest of glass ceilings. [Artwork on the bottom right was created by Bria Goeller and Good Trubble.]

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Let's work together to encourage young women to study technical fields. It makes a difference for business and individuals.
We were excited to host your last event in the city! Look forward to seeing your progress in the community!
Today, millions of people around the world are coming together to give back to their communities. Join the worldwide #GivingTuesday movement rekindling the giving spirit this holiday season! My organization, Techbridge Girls, is fundraising to reach $5000 this winter and we need your help! Every act of generosity counts, and each means even more when we give together. #TechbridgeGirls #GirlsinSTEM
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