MIAMI—Code/Art (www.code-art.com), a local nonprofit created to inspire more girls to code, has been awarded a two year grant of $10,000 a year for general support from the Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches (JWF).
In today’s highly technological world, there are still too few women pursuing degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). However, encouraging young women to enter the field of computer science is one of the most effective ways to advance gender equality in the technology sector.
With that in mind, Coded/Art’s mission is to increase the number of girls studying computer science by introducing them to the creative possibilities of careers in computer programming. The organization uses art as an on-ramp to coding for girls in grades 4-12 through its clubs programs, in-school programming and community workshops.
“We are so grateful to the Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches for supporting our efforts to educate Florida girls. We help local girls develop coding skills that can open up new possibilities and set them on a course to be part of our digital future,” said Marina Ganopolsky, co-founder and Development Director of Code/Art. “JWF is known as a champion for women and girls, and we couldn’t be more excited to help them achieve their goals with our art-inspired coding programs.”
Code/Art also holds a big annual signature event — Code/Art Miami — to further inspire girls in computing fields. It is a one-of a kind event that includes a digital art show, all-girls’ coding competition, mini workshops, tech expo, speaker symposium and more! It is a great event for students, parents, STEAM educators and people of all ages interested in the creative possibilities of computer science. The third annual Code/Art Miami takes place on Sunday, May 20, at UM Newman Alumni Center. Admission is free for all kids and just $5 for adults if purchased in advance. Visit https://codeart.miami for more details.