Alabama Girls Collaborative Project

The National Girls Collaborative Project is growing into Alabama. Help us launch the Alabama Girls Collaborative Project on Monday, December 9, at 1 p.m. at the Main Library downtown.

This initiative will provide mini-grants, professional development, and other free resources to project participants to help increase the participation of girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM professionals and girls' educators will join us at an informational meeting about our proposed Alabama Girls Collaborative Project, a girls’ science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education project. 

The vision of the National Girls Collaborative Project is to bring together organizations committed to encouraging girls to pursue careers in STEM. Funded primarily by the National Science Foundation, the NGCP is a robust national network of more than 3,000 girl-serving STEM organizations. Currently, 31 collaboratives, serving 39 states, facilitate collaboration between more than 12,800 organizations.

Here are NGCP's goals:

  • Strengthen the capacity of girl-serving STEM programs to effectively reach and serve underrepresented girls in STEM by sharing promising practice research and program models, outcomes, and products.
  • Increase the effectiveness of collaboratives by providing professional development focused on sustainability, organizational effectiveness, and shared leadership to more effectively deliver services to girl-serving STEM organizations.
  • Maximize K-12 school counselors’ access to and use of relevant, high-quality resources that increase awareness of barriers to girls’ interest and engagement in STEM.

 

Monday * December 9 * 1-3pm
Main Library Auditorium

915 Monroe Street * Huntsville
For more information, contact Mandy Pinyan at 256-532-5962.

Please feel free to contact Amy Foster, National Program Manager (afoster [at] edlabgroup [dot] org), if you have questions about the National Girls Collaborative (http://www.ngcproject.org).

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