Ruthe Farmer, whom some of you know from NCWIT and her other work advancing women in tech careers, shares:
I am proud to share that Rian Walker, Jinisha Patel & Priscilla Rodriguez [members of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community] and I have been collaborating with AnitaB.org to provide emergency funds for low-income, underrepresented women students in computing. Since March 27, we've awarded mini-grants to 113 women of color in tech.
Through the support of a new funder, grants are now available to any low-income undergraduate woman in a computing major. We offer grants up to $599 to address urgent crisis level issues like housing, food, relocation and connectivity issues that are affecting the students' ability to continue their computing education.
How you can engage:
1) Share this opportunity with women students you know that are in need. Eligibility and application is here: https://www.lastmile-ed.org/apply
2) Donate and/or share with your professional networks. Especially those that at companies with matching grant programs: