Girls Who Code to launch free STEM immersion camp for girls in Philly - Philly


Mar. 4, 2019 10:36 am

Girls Who Code to launch free STEM immersion camp for girls in Philly

It's the first Philly program from Reshma Saujani's nonprofit, which looks to close the gender gap in tech.
The program is free for 10th and 11th grade girls.

The program is free for 10th and 11th grade girls.

(Courtesy photo)

New York-based Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit focused on STEM equity, will host a free “Summer Immersion Program” for 10th and 11th grade girls in Philly, exposing them to computer science skills and careers in tech.

The seven-week program — one of two dozen happening around the country, including Wilmington, over the summer — will take place at consulting firm PwC’s offices in Center City.

“This summer we are offering our inaugural program in Philadelphia,” said Eve Balick, regional partnership coordinator at the nonprofit, in an email. ” This 7-week program offers mentorship, sisterhood, and the opportunity to work together on a social impact project using the skills the girls learn during the program.”

Apply by March 15

No specific date for the program has been announced, but selected students will be notified by mid-April.

While the program is free to attend, eligible girls who apply by March 15 can have access to up to $1,400 in assistance stipends.

In February, Girls Who Code founder Reshma Saujani was in Philly promoting her book “Brave, Not Perfect,” which proposes a shift in gender expectations to normalize the possibility of failure among girls.

Companies: Girls Who Code

Already a contributor? Sign in here
Connect with companies from the community
New call-to-action


Will Artemis be a small step or a giant leap for women?

Why scientist Dr. Jaye Gardiner draws comics to encourage diversity in STEM fields

Philly Tech Sistas’ Ashley Turner on why ‘you cannot go at your career alone’



These hiring companies want to meet you at NET/WORK Suburbs



DevOps Engineer

Apply Now



UX Designer

Apply Now

Chesterbrook, PA


Inside Sales Representative

Apply Now

Women in data, heed this advice during salary negotiations

Independence Seaport Museum is hosting an emergency-weather hackathon

How important is culture fit when hiring a new dev?



Mastering the ‘halo effect’ in tech recruiting

Horsham, PA

Penn Mutual

Product Owner/Business Transformation Specialist

Apply Now

Center City


Member Experience Specialist

Apply Now

Philadelphia, PA


Frontend Engineer

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Philadelphia

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!