Here’s a look at who’s benefiting from WiTH and Giving Tuesday:
• STEM Advantage is a nonprofit organization providing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career opportunities to California State University students, the largest and most diverse public university system in the nation with over 50 percent student body comprised of people of color.
• Codetalk is a digital web technology job training program for low income, underemployed and underserved women. In an intensive and rigorous 16-week program we provide the skills, tools, training, professional development, and support so that our graduates can pursue entry level positions in the technology sector. We aim to transform the income potential of low income and underserved women by promoting financial stability through training for employment in a technology field. Codetalk’s mission is to change the trajectory of our graduates.
• DIY Girls is a nonprofit that encourages young girls to become interested in science and technology. Since 2012, the program has served over 2,000 girls from grades 4-12, helping them develop skills as engineering and designers. DIY Girls works with partner schools throughout the Northeast Valley to create new science and technology programs. They have also organized workshops and events for hundreds of women throughout Los Angeles, where they have had the opportunity to learn new skills and connect with tech leaders.
• PepUp Tech gives motivated, underserved students the access, skills, mentors, and confidence needed to begin careers in tech and help diversify the industry.
• STEAM:CODERS inspires underrepresented and underserved students and their families through science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), in preparation for academic and career opportunities.
“Giving back has been an opportunity for all of us to shine together. When we remain together and focused, when we continue to show kindness and compassion, we can provide a sense of belonging to all underrepresented communities,” said Christina Aguilera, WiTH foundation president.
For those interested in helping contribute, WiTH has set up a social media fundraising how-to page that allows users to adopt the WiTH Foundation in personal Facebook fundraiser, and includes resources to kick-off individual fundraisers.
To donate directly to the WiTH Foundation, click here.