Oakland Public School Volunteer: Girl Geek X CCPA TechLink (Virtual Sessions)
How to volunteer with Girl Geek X CCPA via TechLink:
- Apply to Mentor with TechLink by January 18, 2023.
- Complete your Live Scan fingerprinting as required by Oakland Unified School District and Oakland Education Fund policy for virtual volunteer clearance.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for TechLink VOLUNTEERS to meet virtually with CCPA seniors during the Spring 2023 semester on a regular basis to give them feedback about their senior capstone projects.
Volunteers will meet with small groups of students via Zoom and provide feedback about their ongoing progress. Volunteers must commit to weekly or biweekly virtual meetings (20-30 minute feedback sessions via Zoom) this February thru April 2023, in the run up to final presentations (which you will be invited to attend). Your designated student group will change from session to session. The students will practice scheduling these sessions with volunteers.
Capstone projects are action research projects that CCPA seniors are working on all year. Students have internships at a community-oriented organization working on subjects like hunger and food distribution, justice for undocumented immigrant youth, racism in technological algorithms, burnout in school staff, and a lot of very interesting projects! Sometimes students need adults other than their teachers giving them feedback and guidance on how this very open-ended project will go.
Thank you so much for supporting Oakland public schools and students!
This partnership is facilitated by the nonprofit Oakland Public Education Fund, connecting groups with schools to make a positive impact on school culture and student achievement through relevant and meaningful volunteer projects.
Girl Geek X adopted Coliseum College Prep Academy beginning in 2021 to provide valuable experiences for the Girl Geek X volunteers to engage with the local school community in Oakland, CA.
CCPA has the highest college-going rate in the district despite being located in one of Oakland’s highest poverty neighborhoods.
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.