Girls Who Code

Alpha Sigma Tau is pleased to offer members philanthropy and service opportunities with Girls Who Code through the Sorority’s National Philanthropy, the Women’s Wellness Initiative.

Girls Who Code is an international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Girls Who Code programs inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills they’ll need to pursue 21st-century opportunities. Girls Who Code values diversity, equity, and inclusion and, as an organization, focuses its work not only on gender diversity but also on young women who are historically underrepresented in computer science fields.

By volunteering with and establishing local Girls Who Code Clubs, members serve girls in their communities in a way that directly correlates to Alpha Sigma Tau’s vision of empowering women to excel in life.

Why Girls Who Code and Alpha Sigma Tau?

Alpha Sigma Tau and Girls Who Code are both committed to empowering women and girls. Both of our organizations believe in the power of sisterhood and equipping girls and women with the skills, network, and encouragement they need to excel in life. Together, we will shatter the glass ceiling.

AΣTs in action with Girls Who Code

Epsilon Iota/NYIT

volunteered at a local Girls Who Code event to help the girls make the most out fo their experience.

Alumna Kaylyn Torres

was a GWC student in their summer immersion program and now leads a Club for high school girls.

You!

If you’re looking to give back to your community and uplift women and girls, start a Girls Who Code Club!

Get Involved with Girls Who Code

Alpha Sigma Tau encourages members and chapters interested in the mission of Girls Who Code to establish a Girls Who Code Club in their community. 

Girls Who Code (GWC) Clubs are free extracurricular programs for 3rd-5th and 6th-12th grade girls that teach participants about Computer Science (CS) in a fun and safe environment. Clubs take part throughout the academic year and are hosted at nonprofit locations, such as schools, libraries, and community centers.

Clubs are led by volunteer Facilitators (you!) And don’t worry, a background in CS or coding is not a prerequisite for getting involved in a Club. GWC provides you with all the curriculum and resources you need to facilitate the sessions. Clubs provide participants with a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models and an opportunity to use their skills to positively impact their community.

Through volunteering with Girls Who Code, you can help girls break down barriers and enhance their lives for generations to come.

Ready to get started?

Questions?

Please contact Emily Hamsher Kindred, Director of Development, at ekindred@alphasigmatau.org

Alpha Sigma Tau Girls Who Code Instagram #ASTxGWC

Empowering Women to Excel in Life

Alpha Sigma Tau is committed to helping all women become the best versions of themselves through our Women’s Wellness Initiative.

Helping Women Create their Best Lives

Alpha Sigma Tau is proud to also have a partnership with Dress for Success, an international nonprofit organization working to empower women to achieve economic independence.