The Computer Science Collaboration Project builds from the National Girls Collaborative Project’s (NGCP) innovative model to facilitate and support collaboration among practitioners serving girls in STEM. The NGCP collaborative model includes in-person and online collaboration opportunities, mini-grants as an incentive for collaborative projects, and dissemination of research-based practices via a Web site, webcasts, and in-person professional development events.
Project activities are designed to bring organizations together, facilitate connections, encourage and support collaborative projects, and to provide targeted professional development.
The focus of the Computer Science Collaboration Project narrows the content focus to computer science and broadens the audience to include all under-represented groups in computer science. Successful approaches used in the NGCP will be adapted to specifically focus on building capacity of organizations to more effectively serve underrepresented youth in computer science.