The Community Bots: Volunteer Translations

| January 4, 2019

CALLING ALL NATIVE SPANISH SPEAKER TO SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE!

Teachers College graduate, Jack Cooley, is looking for volunteers to translate materials into Spanish for his nonprofit organization, The Community Bots (www.CommunityBots.org), which provides STEM-robotics resources for middle school girls and their teachers in underserved communities in NYC and internationally. If you or someone you know can assist with the translations, please contact Jack @ communitybots@gmail.com

OUR MISSION

The Community Bots provides training in STEM-robotics for middle school girls in underserved communities in New York City and around the world. We recognize that the ideal time to expose girls to the field of STEM-robotics is during their impressionable middle school years.

Middle school girls can form negative stereotypes about gender roles related to STEM education, which can ultimately lead to limited career opportunities in fast-growing STEM fields. We challenge these stereotypes by providing hands-on, STEM-robotics courses. To do this, we donate equipment to our partnering programs (schools and after-school programs). We then train the teachers in these programs on how to use a pedagogy that is student centered, fun, and engaging while celebrating the achievements of women in the STEM-robotics field. Together with the newly trained teachers, we run one-week, introductory robotics courses for the students.

We continue to support our partnering programs so that the curriculum and resources are sustainable. Once our partnering programs successfully replicate the curriculum on their own over a two-year period, we provide them with updated robotics equipment together with ongoing support and training.

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