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Celebrate the first Girls Day of Code!

The 100 Girls of Code program is organizing a massive campaign to get young women to participate in a “Girls Day of Code” on August 8, 2015. The organization has partnered with several groups in various communities to host coding-focused events for young women. Self-guided activities and webcasts are also available for individuals interested in participating. To date, there are 15 events currently scheduled across 13 US cities; in Dublin, Ireland; and in Costa Rica.

The mission of 100 Girls of Code is to achieve gender parity in STEM fields by introducing more young women to coding education and computer engineering at a young age. The organization seeks to inspire more female participation in STEM by providing young women an opportunity to create and gain confidence in what they create. All 100 Girls of Code workshops are led by female programmers who are not only experts in their fields and academically ­trained, but most importantly, they are “girls of code” themselves. Read more….

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The Gift of Togetherness: Ronald McDonald House Charities’® Impact (Infographic)

Ronald McDonald House Charities® helps critically ill children find hope and healing. Research shows that children need and benefit from the presence and support of their family during an illness. 

Since 1974, RMHC’s network of local Chapters has been making children happier and healthier by keeping families together – giving them a place to rest and refresh. A place that feels like home. These programs, tailored to meet the urgent needs of each community, can now be found in more than 60 countries and regions across the globe.

Check out the infographic I made below to learn more about RMHC’s programs and it’s impact.

 

 

 

 

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New partnership with Miss Kentucky International & Project ALOE

As a first-generation college student, my mom stressed the value of education and led by example by obtaining her MBA, while working and raising two children as a single mom. As a result, education has been an important part of my family culture and a personal passion.

I’m particularly passionate about the state of inequality within our education system as it relates to gender (globally) and socioeconomic status (both nationally and globally). For these reasons, I’m excited to announce my partnership with Project ALOE. Project ALOE, along with its community partners, supports and encourages college-bound girls by providing beauty essentials and education at a send-off event in honor of their achievements, while modeling the importance of giving back to others.

Project ALOE is an initiative rooted in the importance of educating women and promoting healthy living. Statistics have shown that educating women opens doors for more opportunities and has a positive, ripple effect on society. Through the simple act of offering college-bound girls health & beauty essentials and mentorship, Project ALOE strives to impact the lives of future generations locally and beyond. In less than five years, Project ALOE has provided hundreds of care packages for young women attending colleges and universities across the United States.

“Project ALOE has been a labor of love for almost 5 years. One day, I woke up and realized that I was in a position to give the help that I once needed. The Lord has blessed me with a servant’s heart, and I give Him the glory for the idea for Project ALOE. I look forward to encouraging more girls to pursue higher education and to assisting them on their journey,” said founder Jumoke Dada.
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Home Run for the House: Sponsored by the Louisville Bats

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I created Home Run for the House(TM) at the beginning of this year as a spring/summer fundraiser to benefit local Ronald McDonald House Charities chapters by partnering with minor league baseball teams to hold volunteer and in-kind donation drives in conjunction with Young Professionals Nights.

As “America’s pastime” and a popular outing for families, baseball games provide the perfect venue for mobilizing others to support RMHC families. Home Run for the House accomplishes 3 goals:

1. Secures donations for local Ronald McDonald House Chapters and increases visibility among young professionals

2. Engages local baseball organizations in philanthropic giving and increases visibility of philanthropic efforts within respective communities

3. Provides an atmosphere tailored to young professionals crowd to encourage attendance and support for local baseball teams
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