We’re thrilled to announce that Craig Newmark Philanthropies has awarded Girls Garage a $25,000 general support grant for 2023! This support will go towards funding the expenses of our free teen programming, including building materials, staff support, and other expenses. By keeping our teen programs free for participants, we support and reach a diverse community of young builders and their families, 67% of whom attend for 3+ years, and 78% of whom identify as youth of color.
This is the 4th consecutive year that Craig Newmark Philanthropies has supported Girls Garage as part of the foundation’s women in tech initiative. Addressing the stark gender gap in STEM industries is more important now than ever. Currently, only 27% of the STEM workforce are women, and 50% of them leave within a decade. As the world emerges from the traumatic COVID-19 pandemic, we’re presented with a unique opportunity to reimagine a more equitable built environment.
We’re honored to receive continued support from Craig Newmark Philanthropies!