Kin + Carta is excited to announce its partnership with Techbridge Girls to serve more BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) girls and gender-expansive youth from marginalized communities in the United States, with an emphasis on increasing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) access, belonging and persistence in the industry.
Kin + Carta announces Techbridge Girls as charity partner in the US
This partnership will advance Techbridge Girls’ ability to equip more educators (i.e. teachers, out-of-school-time facilitators and volunteers) with the curriculum and training they need to create effective STEM experiences for girls.
Kin + Carta will make monetary contributions and volunteer time from employees, who will serve as role models and STEM event volunteers, as well as provide pro bono digital and marketing advice. To choose a charity partner, Kin + Carta shortlisted charities aligned with its mission. The final selection was made by employees through voting.
We are delighted to partner with Techbridge Girls. We plan to contribute time, talent and treasure to this impressive organization in their goal to help BIPOC girls on their STEM journey. It’s exciting to see Kin + Carta’s philanthropy and IDEA programs expand and continue to have a positive impact in our society.Nick Zinzan Head of Responsible Business, Kin + Carta
Why Techbridge Girls
Techbridge Girls (including cis girls, trans youth, gender non-conforming and/or non-binary youth who experience(d) girlhood as a part of their journey) challenges gender, racial and class bias in STEM fields and culture by developing gender responsive and culturally relevant STEM curricula and transforming STEM professionals into equity educators and advocates. This helps BIPOC girls, in particular, see their unique STEM lineage, community, interests and path to success.
By partnering with Techbridge Girls, Kin + Carta will be able to help the organization’s goal of serving 1 million girls by 2030 and advancing its own mission to build a world that works better for everyone.
At Techbridge Girls we understand that the inequities that persist in the STEM industry cannot be resolved unless each of us leverages our power, influence, and position to transform ourselves, our field, and our community. Creating partnerships with organizations like Kin + Carta enables us to bring our collective strengths together to ensure that no girl is left behind or out of the STEM revolution. We are excited about our collaboration and the possibilities that lie ahead as we transform pathways for girls' STEM aspirations.Nikole Collins-Puri CEO, Techbridge Girls
Learn more about Techbridge Girls by visiting their website: techbridgegirls.org