YWCA Bucks County among Winners of Project Innovation 2018

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YWCA Bucks County among Winners of Project Innovation 2018

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Trevose, PA (April 16, 2018) – NBC10/WCAU, Telemundo62/WWSI, and the NBCUniversal Foundation announced that six local non-profit organizations will receive a total of $225,000 in grants as part of the first annual Project Innovation grant challenge. The winning organizations were selected by the stations for their outstanding programs that leverage technology to solve everyday problems in the areas of civic engagement, skills for the digital economy and STEM/STEAM youth programming.

“We are extremely excited to be a recipient of the NBC 10/WCAU, Telemundo62/WWSI Project Innovation Award. It’s support like this that allows the YWCA to promote the academic and social development of the youth that we serve. Our mission is rooted in empowering women and girls. We believe that women and girls have an important role as leaders in the field of technology.  The support from NBC 10 will help the YWCA carry out our mission and empower the young girls that participate in our TechGYRLS program”. Guillaume Stewart, Executive Director, YWCA Bucks County

YWCA Bucks County received $11,580 on behalf of our TechGYRLS program. This program is an innovative afterschool program that provides a safe, diverse, girls-only environment where upper elementary- and middle-school aged girls can participate in an intensive exploration of technology. This is achieved through participation in a learning environment that’s safe, nurturing and decidedly dedicated to the notion that women and girls have a role in STEM careers, and what’s more, is that women and girls have a role in impacting society as transformational leaders. TechGYRLS introduces participants to the world of robotics where girls learn to create computer programs that control the behavior of robots, learn programming and building skills. The YWCA will run two TechGYRLS clubs within low-income communities for two, 12-week semesters.

Other Winners of 2018 Project Innovation include: Hopeworks ‘N Camden, Live Connections Org, String Theory Schools, Support Center for Child Advocates, and Tech Impact. Congratulations to all.