FVGCC-More Girls In Tech Starts Now

$2,591 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 67 people in 39 months
Welcome to the Fox Valley Girls Coding Club (FVGCC) GoFundMe Page!  We are so excited to be the first girls computer coding club in  the Fox Valley.  We currently have 10 girls from our community who meet weekly to learn how to code.  With the help of local top-notch technology mentors, a meeting space that encourages innovation; and of course, girl power, we are introducing high school girls to futures in technology. 

How will the funds be used?
- A significant amount of money raised will go toward continuing to hold our weekly, school year meetings at 25N Coworking in Geneva, IL.  This space allows our girls to learn coding in a modern, creative and tech ready space that is conveniently located near our club members' high schools.  Our goal is to eliminate any financial barriers to girls learning to code so club members do not pay to participate.  The only requirement is that they come to meetings curious about coding.  

- Through this campaign, we are working together, not only learning how to code, but also how to raise funding for important hardware - Makey, Makey kits for each club member - YES!  With Makey Makey Invention Kits, we can turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet.  Our club members can use Makey Makey for doing art, engineering, music, design and everything in between.

- Funds from this campaign will also be used for software - to cover our web hosting and sub-domain pages (these pages give our club members an opportunity to put what they are learning to work in their own real-world, creative space), and operating expenses, including marketing and recruiting, so we can expand our home-grown club to serve more girls in 2016-17 and beyond.

Why FVGCC is Important
Currently, there are estimated to  be about 15-17% of technical jobs filled by women.  By 2020, there will be 1.4 million available technology jobs.  By reaching high school girls now, we hope to increase the number of women filling those jobs. 

Our vision is that everyone should have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of software development; we also recognize that there is a long-standing marked imbalance in the ratio of men/women in technology.  The time to start changing that is now!  

With two seasoned, female software developers as instructors, FVGCC provides an environment in which girls explore not only the tenets of well-written code, but the real-world processes of delivering software projects as well as understanding computer hardware.

"With your support, we will achieve gender parity in tech majors and tech careers."                                                         - Fox Valley Girls Coding Club 

                                        Girls Coding? 
                                        TECH YEAH!

                       More Girls in Tech Starts Now
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Good morning! We are in our last several hours of our very first GoFundMe campaign. Thank you to all who have donated, liked or shared our page! The support from our community has been amazing.

We are so excited to know that we will be able to continue holding our meetings at 25N Coworking for next school year. With the funds raised so far, we can also get our marketing plans underway to start recruiting more girls in the Fox Valley area to join us in 2016/17. We look forward to more girls learning how to code and what coding can lead to for their future college and career plans.

If you have thought about donating, today is the day!

Thanks!
Fox Valley Girls Coding Club

Girls Coding?
Tech Yeah!!
Some of our FVGCC founding members!
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10 - Girls
3 - Super Talented Instructors
1 - Awesome and Supportive Local Community with Two Weeks Left to Donate!

We are just 14 days away from the end of our first GoFundMe campaign. With the funds raised, the girls are getting excited at the thought of using Makey Makey kits to create cool projects combining coding and the internet, visiting local tech companies for real world experience, and working on community coding projects.

Recruiting for next year has begun. We are hoping to take the club from 10 girls to 20. The support we have received so far is amazing. We hope to get closer to our $3,500 goal in this last week.

Thanks to all of you who have donated, liked and shared our Facebook and GoFundMe links. We look forward to working with more girls during the 2016/17 school year!

Happy Friday-
Fox Valley Girls Coding Club
Personal web page launch -with cupcakes!
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We want to give a big thank you and a high five to all of the supporters who have helped us get to 20% of our fundraising goal. There are exactly 30 days left to show your support. Let's get more girls coding!
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$2,591 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 67 people in 39 months
Created April 15, 2016
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WS
$100
William Schramm
27 months ago
JB
$25
Judith Brady
29 months ago

So proud of this group of girls

$100
Maureen Conley
37 months ago

Go girls!

$100
Margaret Allaire
37 months ago

I'd love to see more women engineers at my job. What a fantastic program!

DT
$25
David Thoms
38 months ago
LP
$10
Lauren Poirier
38 months ago
$100
Anonymous
38 months ago
$25
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38 months ago
$50
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38 months ago
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38 months ago
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