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California After-School & Professional Development Programs

 

Techbridge Girls provides both direct service after-school programs for girls at select partner schools and professional development programs for teachers and afterschool educators. Our after-school programs build a continuum of support for girls from 4th through 12th grades while our Professional Development (PD) programs help equip partner teachers with STEM skills that build their knowledge, confidence and advocacy in supporting and delivering gender and culturally-inclusive STEM programming.

After School: Inspire

Techbridge Girls’ Inspire builds the talent of partner teachers to deliver high -quality, Next Generation Science Standards-aligned curriculum over the course of a semester (12 weeks). Inspire’s curriculum introduces 4th and 5th grade girls to an array of science disciplines including chemistry, structural engineering, environmental and computer science. Girls have positive experiences with STEM, receive career exposure through activities and role model visits and build a “growth mindset,” through problem solving, persevering through challenges, and working in teams.

2018-2019 Inspire Partner Schools:

  • American Indian Model School
  • Esperanza Elementary School
  • Madison Park Academy
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School

 

After School: ChangeMakers

The Changemakers after-school program offers middle school girls hands-on exposure to STEM disciplines and an opportunity to create a community impact project to address a personal or community need through STEM. Through an intensive, year-long after-school program model, girls learn a variety of STEM concepts and are helped to grow their social/emotional skills. Our program surrounds girls with supports from families, teachers, role models and STEM workplaces, to help them persist to college or careers in STEM.

2018-2019 ChangeMakers Partner Schools:

  • American Indian Model School
  • Madison Park Academy
  • West Oakland Middle School

 

After School: Achievers

Unique to the Achievers program is the STEM Pathway Connector (SPC). This individual engages each girl in the program and charts out her unique needs such as in a case management model. The SPC then maps available resources in the community from resume writing, SAT test prep, to tutoring and internships, so that girls can be connected to these resources as they need them. They also laisse with girls’ primary influencers: family members, school teachers and school counselors, to bolster their ability to support the TBG Achiever. The SPC provides support to the adults in a girls’ life through workshops and individual meetings. They also work with the TBG STEM educator in supporting the STEM content piece of the Achievers’ after-school program and the development of the TBG Community Impact Projects.

2018-2019 Achievers Partner School:

  • American Indian Model School

 

Professional Development

Techbridge Girls has built an extensive Professional Development (PD) portfolio through trainings and capacity building support for other nonprofits that offer STEM enrichment in informal spaces. We have leveraged our lessons learned over 18 years to equip line staff and their supervisors to improve their STEM facilitation skills.  TBG has served more than 20,000 girls from our national partnerships with Society of Women Engineers, Girl Scouts of the USA, National Girls Collaborative Project, 4-H, US2020, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the YMCA of the USA. Also, TBG has trained more than 20,000 role models, teachers and families to support girls’ paths toward STEM professions.

This year, the California region is partnering with Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco and City Year San Jose in delivering PD opportunities in the form of STEM Learning Community (SLC) and Train the Trainer (T3) workshops as well as presenting at the California STEAM Symposium (Long Beach, CA) and Utah’s Afterschool Network on best practices for gender equity in STEM.

 

Advisory Council Members

We are happy to announce that our California Regional Advisory Council, spearheaded by our California Executive Director, Bunmi Esho, has grown to 8 members. We have a diverse group of passionate TBG advocates who play a critical role in the growth and development of Techbridge Girls’ California region. Learn more about the California Regional Advisory Council here.


Corporate Partners

For our 2018-19 fiscal year, Techbridge Girls-CA is grateful to have already received support from the following institutions in addition to numerous private individuals. We sincerely thank you for your investment in Techbridge Girls. Your support will ensure that all girls will have the opportunity to be among our future scientists, leaders, innovators and thinkers.

Bayer Juniper Nordson
Chevron STEM Next Best Buy

*At the end of each quarter, we will update our page to acknowledge our current fiscal year supporters.