VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goodgirls Write Code has been honored with the prestigious 2016 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.
"We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2016 Nonprofit," says Sasha Oppleman, Founder of Goodgirls Write Code. "We are proud of all our accomplishments this year, including the completion of our Summer Coding Camps and After-School Programs where we taught 4th-8th grade girls solid computer science skills in a fun and interactive environment."
"We've also made strides adding distinguished individuals to the list of those who support our cause including Keren Elazari, a ethical hacker and supporter of Goodgirls Write Code. As an international TED speaker, published author and cyber-security expert, Keren Elazari can now be seen in our series of interview videos that we have posted on our website."
The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that Goodgirls Write Code received — reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit. For example, one parent wrote about the experience her daughter had at a Goodgirls Write Code Summer Camp: "Goodgirls Write Code has been an incredible experience for our nine year old! Writing code is not something my husband or I can teach our daughters, so to have found an organization that can has been wonderful."
Another proud parent wrote, "It is without a doubt an exceptional and enriching program. I hope this program continues to grow in our community and our nation so that more of our girls can embrace this wonderful path and be the next wave of leaders in the world of STEM."
While the Top-Rated Awards run through the end of October, Goodgirls Write Code was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year. In addition, the organization will be added to the GreatNonprofits #GivingTuesday Guide — an interactive guide to top nonprofits throughout the years. Look for this, and Goodgirls Write Code's involvement in #GivingTuesday near the holidays.
"We are gratified by Goodgirls Write Code for their work," said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, "People with direct experience with Goodgirls Write Code have voted that the organization is making a real difference. They deserve to be discovered by more donors and volunteers who are looking for a great nonprofit to support."
Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit.
About Goodgirls Write Code
Goodgirls Write Code is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the empowerment of girls in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. Our interactive programs are uniquely designed to provide young girls with the skills they need to learn solid computer science skills including programming, web development, cyber-security and 3D modeling. We work directly with teachers and principals in public and private schools, providing them with the resources needed to incorporate a computer science program within their school and providing students with increased career awareness and exploration of the STEM fields.
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