Northeastern Girls Collaborative Project - Rhode Island Kick-off

Warwick, RI, May 15, 2009 --( Northeastern Girls Collaborative Project to Kick-Off in Rhode Island

On May 16, 2009, the Northeastern Girls Collaborative Project (NEGC) will officially kick-off its expansion into Rhode Island. Bringing together organizations throughout New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the NEGC works to interest and inform girls of careers in the high-wage, high-tech and high-demand fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). NEGC will maintain this initiative though the power of collaboration and by building the regional capacities of girl-serving organizations and services.

In Rhode Island, the Tech Collective, the Rhode Island Commission on Women and the New England Institute of Technology have been the first to partner with the NEGC’s coalition of nearly 100 committed girl-focused programs and organizations. In working together, the Rhode Island kick-off of the NEGC project aims to continue to expand upon the knowledge, resources and reach needed to increase the STEM participation and opportunities available to girls across the state, the northeast and the nation.

What: The NEGC will be hosting a networking event to officially kick-off the organizations effort in Rhode Island

Why: To create a strong network of organizations and individuals who are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in STEM.

When: Saturday, May 16, 2009, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Where: New England Institute of Technology
Center for Business and Industry, Student Lounge
2480 Post Road, Warwick

Who: Girl-serving organizations, professional organizations, businesses, higher education, K-12 teachers and after school programs from Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Tech Collective
Giselle LaFrance, Communications Specialist
(401) 829-8321