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Transformance Seeks Enrollees for “Girls Who Code” Program

Transformance Seeks Enrollees for “Girls Who Code” Program

Nonprofit to Host Curriculum in New Economic Empowerment Center

DALLAS, TX – 15 Feb, 2017 – Transformance, an integrated financial capability nonprofit organization, is actively seeking young women from grades 6-12 to become part of the nationwide “Girls Who Code” club program, a national nonprofit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.

Through the Girls Who Code club program curriculum, locations across the country provide free after-school programs for 6th-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community and join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. There are approximately 10,000+ enrollees nationwide. Multiple Fortune 500 companies are official partners of the Girls Who Code programs, including Dallas-based Texas Instruments.

“We are very excited to partner with Girls Who Code, as this initiative represents a best-use example for our new Economic Empowerment Center,” stated Yolanda Perez, chief operating officer of Transformance. “Programs such as this touch lives, change trajectories and turn dreams into realities for young women.”

According to the Girls Who Code website, enrollees will learn the Core4 computer science concepts, which form the basis for all computer programming languages, whether building a mobile app, website, software program or robot. Sixty-six percent of club graduates state that they will pursue a major or minor degree in computer science. By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing related fields. U.S. graduates are on track to fill 29 percent of those jobs, but women are on track to fill just three percent.

Young women who are interested in the Girls Who Code program can either sign up through the official website, sign up at http://www.transformanceusa.org/girlswhocode or send an email to Transformance Elizabeth Anderson at [email protected]

Transformance’s Economic Empowerment Center is the only local Girls Who Code location not affiliated with a school or library.

For more information on Transformance, please visit www.transformanceusa.org

About Transformance Inc.

In 2016, Transformance delivered more than 100,000 consumer interactions through financial coaching, outreach and education. In 2017, the agency will continue to serve low and moderate income families with transformative financial learning solutions accessible online and through its new mobile app, Pocket Change USA.

Since its founding in 1974, Transformance has empowered clients to overcome adversity and attain their financial goals. Services include credit/budget coaching, financial education, housing counseling, individual debt management and bankruptcy coaching.

Transformance provides the following programs and services:

• Provides a national nonprofit resource dedicated to confidential and professional coaching to assist financially distressed or economically vulnerable families

• Develops and fosters community educational programs on family money management, budgeting and the wise use of money and credit

• Develops and maintains a positive working relationship with the credit community, employee assistance programs, professional counselors and community-based social service agencies

• Provides opportunities for economic empowerment of low and moderate income families and with a particular focus on at-risk communities such as seniors, military families, veterans, communities of color and single, female-headed households

• Enables good financial knowledge early in life through its focus on education of students (K -12) and their parents through agency strategic partnerships

Transformance Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and a United Way Service Provider as well as a HUD-approved multistate housing counseling and education organization. The agency is formally accredited every four years by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Families to ensure compliance with top industry standards and best practices. The agency has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas, with satellite offices in Arlington; Austin; Amarillo; and Ardmore, Oklahoma.

To read more about Transformance Inc. or for an annual report, visit: http://www.transformanceusa.org

About Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Through its Summer Immersion Program and Girls Who Code Clubs, the organization is leading the movement to inspire, educate and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. By the end of 2015, Girls Who Code will have reached 10,000 girls in more than 40 states.

Additional information is available at: www.girlswhocode.com

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