Techbridge launched in 2000 as a program to expand the academic and career options for girls in science, technology, and engineering. Since our founding, we’ve worked with over 4,000 girls in grades 5-12 through our after-school and summer programs in the San Francisco Bay area. We believe every girl needs personal and consistent support to succeed, and to that aim we’ve created resources for educators, families, and role models who make up her support network.
Techbridge began as a program of the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, California, founded with a grant from the National Science Foundation. In 2011, Techbridge spun off and now operates as a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We continue on our path to increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities in science, technology, and engineering. Our after-school programs are in place at schools spanning three Bay Area school districts. We provide training to school districts and partners to build capacity for STEM teaching in after-school and summer programs. In addition, we have collaborated wwith 20 Girl Scout councils across the nation through our Girls Go Techbridge project.
"As a Latina attending UC Berkeley, I feel more capable of excelling in STEM classes because of the encouragement, hands-on activities, and creativity that Techbridge has shown me from a young age." – Aileen Iniquez
“Techbridge introduced me to a wide field of science and technology, demonstrating how successful women in engineering can be in industry and academia. I wanted to follow in those footsteps and be a part of the exciting field of computer science that is so prominent in the world today.” – Jessica Wong
"Thank you all for the life-changing gift Techbridge has been for our daughter. She has transformed from shy and uncertain to confident, poised, and truly interested in pursuing some form of technology design. We credit your terrific staff, enlightening field trip adventures, and vision and perseverance. Thank you ALL for your contributions to the lives of all you touch!" – Parent of a Techbridge girl