National Girls Collaborative Project
The vision of the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) is to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
NGCP engages in a number of activities virtually, nationally, and locally through state-based Collaborative leadership teams.
NGCP partners with organizations to scale and deliver content such as the Leap into Science National Network, in partnership with The Franklin Institute and Crypto Club in partnership with the University of Chicago, both funded by the National Science Foundation, serving hundreds of educators via statewide networks.
NGCP manages The Connectory, the largest national database of STEM opportunities. The Connectory also provides a way for program providers to connect and collaborate with each other.
NGCP also manages FabFems, an international database of female role models from many STEM fields. They are passionate about the work they do and are ready to connect with programs to spark girls’ interests.
NGCP is working with Lyda Hill Philanthropies, and has launched the IF/THEN Collection, a digital library housing photos, videos, and other media of women in STEM fields. IF/THEN seeks to further advance women in STEM by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of women in STEM. One of the main purposes of the IF/THEN Collection is to provide educators, museums, nonprofit organizations, parents, and students with high-quality STEM content for use, free of charge.