Girl Geek X CCPA High School – Field Trip to AWS!
Did you know CS Ed Week (December 5-11, 2022) is held annually in recognition of Grace Hopper’s birthday, computing pioneer? The goal is to inspire K-12 students to pursue computer science.
In the 22-23 school year, Girl Geek X will be supporting public school field trips to tech companies for high students and educators from East Oakland – CCPA has the highest college-going rate in the district despite being located in one of Oakland’s highest poverty neighborhoods.
Spots are limited due to venue capacity / event dates / location so we will be reaching out and communicating about matching volunteers.
Girl Geek X’s partnership with nonprofit Oakland Public Education Fund is to support students at Coliseum College Prep Academy (CCPA) in Oakland, CA by partnering on a variety of volunteer activities throughout the school year — from STEM and career topics, to field trips, mentorship & more!
If your employer wants to Adopt an Oakland School for the upcoming school year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. There are 15 public high schools in the city of Oakland that could use a crucial link to businesses, from tech to science laboratories, to provide internships and field trips for students.
Check out school staff remarks from the Oakland Education Fund’s Adopt-An-Oakland School (AaOS) Impact Report for 2021-22 volunteering:
Jose O. Mora
Girl Geek X is a community that has grown to 40,000+ women in tech over a decade from Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners. At Girl Geek X events, women share thought leadership in STEM expertise, as well as career advice in the fast-paced tech industry – hosting over 250 dinners at over 150 tech companies and startups across the San Francisco Bay Area – and globally we host annual virtual conferences. Girl Geek X events feature women at the mic sharing industry knowledge and career advice, for the retention and recruitment of mid-level / senior women in tech – a critical lever to increase the ratio of female CEOs, executives, engineers, entrepreneurs, and leaders.