At YWCA Metro Phoenix, we’re building just, equitable Arizona communities that embrace and celebrate each person’s inherent value. That’s why YWCA is collaborating with communities who are seeking justice, working in partnership to build a more free, more peaceful world. Together, we identify systemic racism and gender discrimination – and dismantle it.
As Arizona becomes the next tech hub, we have tremendous opportunity for our STEAM professionals to reflect the state’s workforce diversity. Addressing these gender and racial gaps will support Arizona’s economic growth by developing our next generation of STEAM innovators.
In partnership with Intel Arizona, YWCA is leading a new Equity in STEAM initiative to advance women and people of color across STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) careers, to improve representation across the sector and the state of Arizona.
Beginning in September 2021, nonprofits, public, and charter schools across Arizona can apply for the funding opportunity and participate in a YWCA learning community. Projects should be focused on enabling the following outcomes:
- Exploring the world of STEAM and show how accessible, rewarding, and relevant these fields can be.
- Introducing culturally relevant STEAM activities.
- Growing interest in STEAM-related learning pathways and careers.
The deadline to apply is November 19, 2021.
Watch the Exciting YWCA and Intel Announcement, below