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Engineer and activist Kara Branch stopped by ABC News 13 Houston last week to discuss her 501c3 nonprofit organization, Black Girls Do Engineer. The Houston-based nonprofit with satellite programs in New Orleans and Los Angeles, has been dubbed, “The Ivy League of Nonprofits.”
The mission of BGDE is to encourage more girls and young women of color to enter STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields, with the ambitious goal of getting two million Black girls into STEM careers by the year 2050.
Watch Founder Kara Branch talk about BGDE on ABC News HERE
The Black Girls Do Engineer STEM program is a competitive and rigorous application-based program that offers full-time membership-based STEM camps and workshops to Black girls in grades K through 12, with mentorship and individual workshops offered to college students.
Black Girls Do Engineer Accomplishments To Date:
(1) 2,200 girls, K through college, have been served, to date, through Black Girls Do Engineer
(2) BGDE has 3 active chapters in Houston, Los Angeles and New Orleans
(3) $44K in STEM-related college scholarships have been awarded to BGDE members since 2019
(4) BGDE has a 100% college acceptance and attendance rate
Visit blackgirlsdoengineer.org to learn more.