Who are we?
We are the founders of the wit project, an organization aiming to empower the next generation of female technologists by building a pipeline for female-identifying college students from ethnically and economically diverse backgrounds to enter the technology workforce and thrive there. We do this by partnering with nonprofit organizations. We aim to bring together a team of aspiring female technology students from underrepresented backgrounds to develop their skills while working on change-making initiatives by partnering with nonprofit partners to implement the software solutions.
What your contribution does?
We’re a volunteer-run organization. Your donation will go towards:
1. Twelve student stipends, totaling $2400 each
2. Operational costs (i.e. technology fees, GoFundMe fees, payroll software)
To see the full financial breakdown, please review this document.
Note: If we exceed our goal, all additional funds raised will go towards student stipends.
Donate now to start impacting change!
What we've accomplished already:
This academic year, we will mentor our next cohorts of female-identifying students to develop a technical solution for a nonprofit while also providing an educational training program in software engineering and data science. Our goal is to offer stipends to each of the fellows who participate in our program.
Last year, we worked with six female students from ethnically and economically diverse backgrounds to develop a software solution for the nonprofit YearUp. In 6 months, our students created a web application used in a national program impacting ~4,500 YearUp participants. You can read more about our first cohort in our case study.
Our volunteer program was a great success, but we recognize that the next step is to empower our students economically and encourage them to pursue careers in technology to achieve economic mobility.
Thank you for reading about the WIT project and the change we are trying to bring! We would really appreciate, and and all support
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