Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project Newsletter

October 2013

The vision of the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) is to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Funded primarily by the National Science Foundation, the NGCP is a robust national network. Currently, 31 Collaboratives, serving 39 states, facilitate collaboration between more than 12,800 organizations who serve more than 7.7 million girls and 4.4 million boys.


The NGCP Collaboratives strengthen the capacity of girl-serving STEM projects by facilitating collaboration among programs and organizations by sharing exemplary practice research and program models, and products through webinars, collaboration training, and institutes. Participating programs can receive mini-grant funding for collaborative STEM-focused projects. To date, over 27,000 participants have been served in 241 mini-grant projects nationwide, and over 17,000 practitioners have been served through in-person events and webinars.


We are pleased to announce that Oregon will be implementing this project as a new Collaborative, sponsored by Oregon Afterschool for Kids (Oregon ASK).


For the last ten years, the Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project (PNWGCP) has included Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, and Idaho. The launch of this project in Oregon will increase collaboration among local programs and increase our capacity to meet important goals throughout the region. The PNWGCP will continue to serve Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, and Idaho.


Oregon Girls Collaborative Project: Informational Meeting

We invite program managers, guidance counselors, business partners, technical professionals, teachers, and representatives from professional organizations and higher education to join us at an informational meeting announcing the implementation of the Oregon Girls Collaborative Project. This initiative will provide mini-grants, professional development, and other resources to project participants.




The meeting will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Chemeketa Community College in Salem, OR.


For registration and additional details visit:


Please consider staying for the day and joining us Friday afternoon for an in-depth session at the Oregon Afterschool Conference. Nimisha Ghosh Roy, from the Pacific Northwest Girls Collaborative Project, will present on "Increasing STEM Engagement for Girls: Strategies & Resources."


For more information about this session, to register, and to find out more about the Oregon Afterschool Conference, please visit


More about the National Girls Collaborative Project

The National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) seeks to maximize access to shared resources within projects and with public and private sector organizations and institutions interested in expanding girls' participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 




The goals are to:

  • Strengthen the capacity of girl-serving STEM programs to effectively reach and serve underrepresented girls in STEM by sharing exemplary 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.
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