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dev46 Girls Tech Academy is an official P.R. 1101.1 and U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization bringing equality and equity to our community through IT education and workforce development.
U.S. Census Bureau. Rincón, Puerto Rico. QuickFacts. (2020).
In 2014, Adelaide Canino found herself a single parent of two boys attending private school. She was also an SMB owner in her community and a co-founder and volunteer for an animal rescue organization. By mid 2015, Adelaide had to close her business and couldn't afford to send her kids to private school anymore. She saw the disparity in education firsthand and realized that technology education was no longer while attending public school. In late 2017 to early 2018, our founder spent months throughout our home island of Puerto Rico distributing basic human needs - food, water, hygienic supplies, etc. - post Hurricane Maria. It was during these devastating times while visiting communities in dire need did she realize technology classrooms were non-existent island-wide. Her passion for technology and charity has always been present - today she is continuing her efforts to help those who are often forgotten.
dev46 Girls Tech Academy was formed in 2021, as a nonprofit organization registered Puerto Rico 1101.1 and official IRS 501(c)(3). We provide technology education access for girls (and boys) k-12+ in our community - closing the digital divide. We know that internet access without knowledge of technology is an opportunity to inspire girls and women of the creative freedom technology offers. We bring Equality and Hope by introducing them to the endless possibilities they are capable of in pursuing a career in technology.
Rincón has a 70% high school graduation rate, but only 20% of students pursue higher education. This creates a problem because there is a lack of skilled tech workers in the territory. Through our morning technology education programs at the Academy, we are expanding opportunities for young women and single mothers 18 to 24 (young men too). We are creating career pathways for the very people who are needed in Puerto Rico today.
According to the DEPR Meta-PR 2018-2019 (PR Standardize Testing) - students K-12 are 60% proficient in English. Our program is designed to create a culture within education and the workforce that embraces personal development for innovation. For dev46, we're introducing girls to opportunities in technology at an early age to form a life-long love and understanding of the power and possibilities of using computing as a tool for expression and creativity.
Our vision is ambitious because we are committed to doing great hard work towards the success of the girls we serve. We want our community of girls and young women to dream. And we hope you'll join us in ensuring that technology is a tool for changing the world - not just a field of study, but a means for which will change the way we live together on this planet. We remain committed to our vision of a diverse community of female technology leaders.
Diversity, inclusion, and the digital divide are just three global dilemmas. Help us make a difference and unleash brave #changemakers.
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