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Counselors for Computing
NCWIT Counselors for Computing (C4C) is the only professional development program for school counselors in the US focused entirely on computing and inclusion. C4C has trained more than 15,000 school counselors with a potential to reach more than 7 million students.
Person working on a computer. You can see her eyes from overtop of the monitor. Programs / AspireIT Since 2013, more than 12,000 girls have received an estimated 362,000 instruction hours through 565 AspireIT programs in 43 states — many of whom did not have prior computing experience. And, 75 percent of participants express interest in taking a future computing class.

NCWIT programs inspire and encourage individuals of all backgrounds, equip K-12 and higher education influencers with the necessary knowledge and resources to guide students, and foster virtual and in-person communities at local, regional, and national levels. Participate in a program to raise awareness, increase knowledge, and empower action year round.

Aspirations in Computing (AiC)

Aspirations in Computing (AiC) provides encouragement, enables persistence, opens doors, and changes lives for women in technology from K-12 through career. By offering exclusive awards, scholarships, internships, community, and more, AiC turns barriers into possibilities.

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Color of Our Future

The Color of Our Future anchors NCWIT programs, initiatives, and research-based resources focused on broadening the meaningful participation of underrepresented women and girls of color (Black, Latinx, and Native American) to positively impact the future of computing.

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Conversations for Change

Conversations for Change: an online thought leadership series brings together educators, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, social scientists, and others to fully immerse themselves in research-based recommendations and peer-to-peer discussions to further inclusivity in computing.

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Counselors for Computing (C4C)

Counselors for Computing (C4C) offers professional development to school counselors, providing them with essential knowledge and resources they can use to effectively guide ALL students as they explore computer science education and careers.

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Extension Services

NCWIT Extension Services (ES) guides undergraduate and graduate computing departments in their efforts to strategically reimagine recruitment, retention, and evaluation. Through customized resources, ES helps participants increase declared majors and graduation rates and secure strategic buy-in and participation from colleagues, leaders, advisors, and students themselves for lasting systemic change.

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Higher Education Awards

As our CEO Lucy Sanders once observed, “You can’t measure absence.” NCWIT has established several initiatives to help foster great potential that otherwise may have gone unrecognized, and to help foster great ideas that might never have come to fruition.

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Regional Initiatives

Regional Initiatives bundle and integrate NCWIT national programs within local communities. These programs serve as entry points into computing for women of diverse backgrounds, providing computing skill development, new employment opportunities, and more. Research shows that such longitudinal, community-based support is critical for increasing the participation and persistence of historically marginalized groups.

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Sit With Me

Sit With Me (SWM) uses its iconic red chair to create in-person and virtual spaces where everyone can reflect on the value of diversity and inclusion. Having these conversations for change in a fun, creative way removes intimidation and allows challenges to be explored.

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