Connecticut Girls Collaborative Project

The Connecticut Girls Collaborative Project brings together organizations through Connecticut that are committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This initiative connects girl-serving organizations across Connecticut to promote new ways of thinking, new ways of sharing resources, and new solutions.

Too often programs that serve girls in STEM are limited in service and impact due to size, location, funding, expertise, and equipment. In other cases, projects compete with each other, duplicating services and seeking the same resources. The Connecticut Girls Collaborative Project provides the opportunity for programs to increase their ability to maintain interest and participation of girls in STEM within Connecticut through collaboration.

The Connecticut Girls Collaborative Project is based upon a model  developed by the National Girls Collaborative Project, and replicated through a grant from the National Science Foundation. Project activities are designed to facilitate connections between organizations to maximize access to shared resources.The model is structured to bring organizations together to leverage resources, share information and exemplary practices, and to plan strategically to expand STEM-related opportunities for girls.

Collaborative activities are facilitated with the support of a Collaborative Leadership Team  and Champions Board