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Nonprofit to Host Curriculum in New Economic Empowerment Center

Transformance, an integrated financial capability nonprofit organization, is actively seeking young women from grades 6-12 to become part of the nationwide “Girls Who Code” club program, a national nonprofit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.

Through the Girls Who Code club program curriculum, locations across the country provide free after-school programs for 6th-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community and join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. There are approximately 10,000+ enrollees nationwide. Multiple Fortune 500 companies are official partners of the Girls Who Code programs, including Dallas-based Texas Instruments.

“We are very excited to partner with Girls Who Code, as this initiative represents a best-use example for our new EconomicEmpowermentCenter,” stated Yolanda Perez, chief operating officer of Transformance. “Programs such as this touch lives, change trajectories and turn dreams into realities for young women.”

According to the Girls Who Code website, enrollees will learn the Core4 computer science concepts, which form the basis for all computer programming languages, whether building a mobile app, website, software program or robot. Sixty-six percent of club graduates state that they will pursue a major or minor degree in computer science. By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing related fields. U.S. graduates are on track to fill 29 percent of those jobs, but women are on track to fill just three percent.

Young women who are interested in the Girls Who Code program can either sign up through the official website, sign up at http://www.transformanceusa.org/girlswhocode or send an email to Transformance Elizabeth Anderson at eanderson@transformanceusa.org.

Transformance’s Economic Empowerment Center is the only local Girls Who Code location not affiliated with a school or library. For more information on Transformance, please visit www.transformanceusa.org.

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