ScriptEd, one of our two Geeksgiving charities, is an award-winning organization based out of New York City, NY. ScriptEd was founded by former Teach for America corps members, Maurya Couvares and Elizabeth Davison, in 2012. The goal of this organization is to immerse low-income students into the technology industry through courses, engagement and summer internships.
How They Do What They Do
ScriptEd currently teaches courses and programs in five high schools in the New York City area:
- Harlem Village Academies High School
- Cristo Rey New York High School,
- Urban Assembly Gateway School for Technology
- Richard R. Green High School for Teaching
- Brooklyn International High School
When school is out for the summer, ScriptEd pairs their students with excellent internship opportunities at technology companies like Thrillist, Contently and About.com. These student interns blog about their experiences, with some of these talented individuals writing articles in well-known publications like The Huffington Post.
The Future of ScriptEd
There are currently 76 students enrolled, with 47 boys and 29 girls participating in the courses. In the 2013 school year, ScriptEd expanded their reach, going from 3 high schools to 5, with their eyes always on the horizon for further growth and expansion. Keep a constant pulse on ScriptEd because you’ll never know what this award-winning organization will move and shake next!
Like what you’ve read about ScriptEd? Support them with Geeksgiving votes!
Vote daily from November 18-26th to give ScriptEd the opportunity to win some cash! We will split our pot of money between both charities based on the percentage of votes they receive, so make sure your voice is heard – vote now!
Happy Geeksgiving from Modis!