MIT Public Service Center

Help Raise Funds for a Math Club for Girls

Girls' Angle, Inc., Cambridge MA
http://www.girlsangle.org/

Background

We are a nonprofit, comprehensive, quality math educational program for girls based in Cambridge, MA. We are a bridge between mathematicians and girls. We offer quality math mentoring to girls in grades 5-12 at a club located halfway between Harvard and MIT. Girls interact with mentors in a friendly, supportive environment. Our main goal is to help girls improve their thinking ability so that they can solve the yet unsolved and develop the confidence and skills to be future leaders.

We use a multi-pronged strategy for math education. Our mentors develop custom-tailored math projects and activities with the aim of best assisting each girl, as an individual, to grow in knowledge and understanding of math. Through our Support Network, girls meet professional women who use math in their work in a vital way. Through Community Outreach, girls tackle math problems whose solution is requested by a person or group in the real world. We produce math educational media, including our bimonthly magazine, the Girls' Angle Bulletin, and math educational videos. We also offer courses in special topics in math and create special math events for students such as SUMiT.

The Challenge

Girls' Angle is an ambitious model of mathematics education and we need help to realize its fullest vision.  We have separate needs for fundraisers, marketers, and programmers.  Please inquire for details.

Qualifications, Preferences, and Assets

For fundraising, previous fundraising experience (such as grant writing or organizing a fund raiser) is highly desired.  For marketing, being a champion of our mission and an eagerness to interact with people is a must.  For programmers, we seek someone with experience and knowledge writing in HTML, javascript, pHp, mySQL, and ajax.

Familiarity with the current state of math education and gender issues in mathematics are not required but might be helpful.

Time Constraints

Work hours are flexible and depend on the nature of the help provided.

Contact

Ken Fan, girlsangle@gmail.com

PSC Support

MIT students who develop projects around these ideas may apply for support from the Public Service Center's Internships or grants programs. Please check the program descriptions and deadlines and talk to program staff to determine which is most appropriate for your needs and project.

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