February 2013
Building the Capacity of STEM Practitioners to Develop a Diverse Workforce 


Mini Grants Available

Last chance to apply for a mini grant!


Dear CalGirls Member,


Do you have a new project that needs some funding?  Are there new people and organizations that you met at the kick off that you want to work with? This is the perfect time for you to plan a new program for the upcoming summer.  Apply for a mini grant.


We have seed funding available to encourage collaborations among organizations in California. 


You only have 2 more weeks to apply!  Deadline is February 15 2013 and decision date is March 1st.


Mini grants are awarded to girl-serving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) focused programs to support collaboration, address gaps and overlaps in service, and share exemplary practices.  For more information and to apply: http://www.ngcproject.org/mini-grants 


Read about a great example of a successful mini-grant project between Techbridge and UC Berkeley.    




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Other CalGirlS News
Earlier this month our partners from WGBH came all the way from Boston to lead a fantastic Design Squad training.  We want to thank everyone who helped make that day possible.  
Make sure to check out the educator section of the Design Squad website for helpful and inspiring resources to help support girls in STEM! 
Find Design Squad in our program Directory!
About NGCP and CalGirlS
  The goals of the National Girls Collaborative Project are to:
  • 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.
The Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley is proud to be the collaborative lead with the National Girls Collaborative Project as its California affiliate - California Girls in STEM (CalGirlS).
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