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Pennsylvania Chapter
See what drives this regional chapter and meet the state’s team of devoted students striving to make a difference in the lives of the next generation of computer scientists!
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PENNSYLVANIA CHAPTER Mission

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Chapter of The Girls Computing League!

Our mission is to inspire and empower girls, especially those from underrepresented and underserved communities by expanding their awareness and knowledge in the world of computer science. Careers in tech offer some of the most competitive salaries, yet women are sorely underrepresented in this field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects computer science research jobs will grow 19% by 2026. Yet, women currently earn only 18% of computer science bachelor’s degrees in the United States. We aim to change that.

By providing opportunities to explore and learn about computer science and coding through our interactive events and programs we aim to support the lack of computing education that shortchanges all kids, especially girls and youth of color. Why? Because we believe the world needs and deserves the innovations, solutions, and creations they have to offer.

Our goal is to help provide girls with the early technology and computing exposure and experience they need to become the trailblazers of tomorrow!

Pennsylvania Chapter Leader

Claudia Hernandez

Hello!! My name is Claudia Hernandez. As the president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of GCL my goal is to provide a welcoming and encouraging environment filled with opportunities for you to learn, explore, and grow in tech. I am a high school senior attending Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, PA who is passionate about coding, AI, NASA, and helping girls and minorities make an impact in the field of computer science. I’m currently interning virtually at NASA , and the president and founder of two coding clubs -one at school and the other for girls 7-17 in my community. In my spare time, I enjoy reading Shakespeare, singing, and performing in musical theater. I look forward to having you join us!

Pennsylvania’s Events

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Events Coming Soon

This chapter is working hard to begin planning new events for students in their state. If you would like to help plan events or be apart of the chapter’s future plans, email the chapters team at Pennsylvania@girlscomputingleague.org.

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Girls Computing League works hard every day to help students achieve their dreams of entering a technical career field. We work with companies both to create higher education opportunities for students and hunt for mentors willing to support the next generation of computer scientists. However, we are reliant on our global community of enthusiasts, students and activists to bring about true change. If you are a student who would like to join this local chapter and be apart of the movement to bring about global change through computer science click on the button below to get started.

About

GirlsComputingLeague a nonprofit who aims to empower underrepresented groups in the technology workplace by fostering the interests of young women in computer science, data science, and technology. We specialize in teaching computer science, data science and information technology concepts to students in Northern Virginia and the Washington Metropolitan area.

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GirlsComputingLeague is indeed a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 47-5186652). All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations. We rely on corporate sponsors and individual donors to fund our programs and our team is entirely volunteer-based. You can see a full list of our Executive & Corporate Supporters on our Supporters page. Thank you for considering donating to GirlsComputingLeague. We truly appreciate your generosity!

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