National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP)

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National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP)

The National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) is a network of organizations committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Established in 2002, the NGCP has served over 20,000,000 girls through over 35,000 programs committed to gender parity across 41 states in the U.S. Via The Connectory, the nation’s largest and most prolific search engine of STEAM opportunities for K-12 engagement, NGCP’s tapestry of programs make their way to educators, parents, and the youth they serve. In addition, through NGCP’s research, the importance of mentors in girls’ career path is essential, leading to the creation of FabFems, a database connecting women working in STEM careers so they can directly spark girls’ interest in STEM, dispel stereotypes, and expand girls’ perceptions of their STEM career options. Through its ethos of collaboration, NGCP draws the resources of corporations, academia, governments, and nonprofits alike toward the shared goal of STEM equity. Learn more about the National Girls Collaborative and its programs at ngcproject.org.