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NJSACC is proud to host an information meeting for the National Girls Collaborative Project, a program focused on providing high quality STEM activities to girls.

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The vision of the National Girls Collaborative Project 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).The NGCP began in 2002 as the Northwest Girls Collaborative Project through funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). In 2004, NSF awarded additional funding to replicate the NGCP model.  To date, 19 Collaboratives, serving 30 states, have been established as a part of the NGCP, facilitating collaboration between more than 8,800 organizations and indirectly serving more than 5.03 million girls.

The National Girls Collaborative Project maximizes access to shared resources and disseminates research-based promising practices that advance the work of existing and evolving girl-serving projects. The goals are to:

  • Strengthen the capacity of girl-serving STEM programs to effectively reach and serve underrepresented girls in STEM by sharing promising practice research and program models, outcomes, and products.
  • Increase the effectiveness of Collaboratives by providing professional development focused on sustainability, organizational effectiveness, and shared leadership to more effectively deliver services to girl-serving STEM organizations.
  • Maximize K-12 school counselors’ access to and use of relevant, high-quality resources that increase awareness of barriers to girls’ interest and engagement in STEM.

The National Girls Collaborative Project has received funding from the National Science Foundation to extend our work through 2016 and to reach additional states identified as high priority areas.
We are pleased to announce that the New Jersey School-Age Care Coalition (NJSACC) will be implementing this project.

We invite program managers, guidance counselors, business partners, technical professionals, teachers, and representatives from professional organizations and higher education to join us at an informational meeting announcing the implementation of the Garden State Girls STEM Collaborative Project.  This five year initiative will provide mini-grants, professional development, and other resources to project participants.

The meeting will be held on August 18th, 2011  from  3:00 PM  -5:00 PM  at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Ave in Westfield, NJ 07090.

Please register using the link:

Please contact for additional information:

Mike MacEwan, Director for 21st CCLC and STEM Initiatives @

Please feel free to contact Amy Foster, National Program Manager (, if you have questions about the National Girls Collaborative go to:


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