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27October

Girlstart receives STEM grant from the Freescale Foundation to inspire girls in Central Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 27, 2014 – Girlstart, the nonprofit that inspires girls’ interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), has received a grant from the Freescale Foundation. The grant will help support Girlstart’s innovative, nationally recognized STEM education programs, such as Girlstart After School, and enable the organization to bring high-quality STEM education to thousands of fourth and fifth-grade girls in the Central Texas community. 

“We are honored to be awarded this grant from the Freescale Foundation,” said Tamara Hudgins, Ph.D., executive director of Girlstart. “They understand what we are trying to accomplish in the Austin and surrounding communities and this grant is a testament to our program’s success in getting young women interested in STEM careers. Thanks to partnerships like the Freescale Foundation, we will be able to continue to expand our reach to thousands of girls throughout Central Texas.”

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23July

TIME WARNER CABLE EXTENDS LONG-STANDING PARTNERSHIP WITH GIRLSTART

BY AWARDING GRANT TO SUPPORT AFTER-SCHOOL STEM EDUCATION CAMPS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 17, 2014

MEDIA CONTACT:

Phil West, Orange Cone Agency

512.769.3838, phil.west@orangeconeagency.com

(AUSTIN) – Time Warner Cable, which has supported Girlstart’s STEM education for girls since 2011 through its Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) initiative, is extending that partnership through a grant to help fund the 2014-15 Girlstart After School programs.

The $10,000 grant will help support Girlstart’s expanding after-school program, expected to reach more than 1,000 Central Texas girls in the coming school year. This year, 45 schools in 12 Central Texas school districts will host Girlstart After School programs, compared to just 16 schools in five districts when Time Warner Cable first partnered with Girlstart five years ago.

“Time Warner Cable has been one of our most consistent corporate partners over the past five years, and we’re proud that they’re continuing that relationship through helping fund Girlstart After School,” said Tamara Hudgins, executive director of Girlstart. “This grant is helping us reach more girls than in any previous year, for a program that’s helping girls succeed in the classroom and, as we’ve recently discovered, on standardized tests.”   

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27June

GIRLSTART ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL WOMEN IN STEM AWARD HONOREES

TO BE RECOGNIZED AT GAME CHANGERS ANNUAL LUNCHEON ON OCT. 30

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, June 27, 2014

MEDIA CONTACT:

Phil West, Orange Cone Agency

512.769.3838, phil.west@orangeconeagency.com


GIRLSTART ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL WOMEN IN STEM AWARD HONOREES, TO BE RECOGNIZED AT GAME CHANGERS ANNUAL LUNCHEON ON OCT. 30

(AUSTIN) – Girlstart has announced the recipients of its second annual Women in STEM Awards, honoring four women who have made significant impacts in their fields and communities utilizing their STEM education. The award recipients will be honored as part of Game Changers, Girlstart’s annual luncheon event, which takes place this year on Thursday, Oct. 30 at The Westin Austin at The Domain. This year’s keynote speaker will be social entrepreneur Jessica Shortall, who built out the “One for One” strategy as TOMS’ first Director of Giving.

 
 

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07May

STUDY SHOWS GIRLSTART AFTER SCHOOL STUDENTS PERFORM BETTER ACADEMICALLY THAN PEERS

DEMONSTRATING POSITIVE EFFECTS OF INFORMAL EDUCATION ON FORMAL EDUCATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 6, 2014

MEDIA CONTACT:

Phil West, Orange Cone Agency

512.769.3838, phil.west@orangeconeagency.com


STUDY SHOWS GIRLSTART AFTER SCHOOL STUDENTS PERFORM  BETTER ACADEMICALLY THAN PEERS, DEMONSTRATING POSITIVE  EFFECTS OF INFORMAL EDUCATION ON FORMAL EDUCATION
 
(AUSTIN) – In the past year, Girlstart’s STEM education programming for girls have been lauded by Change the Equation (a nonprofit, nonpartisan, CEO-led initiative that is mobilizing the business community to improve the quality of STEM learning in the United States), invited to participate in the U.S. News STEM Solutions conference for its second straight year, and has reached its largest student audience in its history through its DeSTEMber online education program, in partnership with a number of prominent STEM-centric organizations across the nation, including the San Diego Zoo and The Franklin Institute.

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