1000 Schools

Our Moonshot: Support 1000 Schools by 2023

The 1000 Schools Program is a one-of-a-kind program designed to support the unique learning needs of low-income students taking the first steps in their journey in computer science and technology. GirlsComputingLeague chapter leaders across the US support their local educational centers through professional development, technology access, and 5 years of emerging technology curriculum.

Interested In Getting Involved


Funding the 1000 Schools Project means funding a child’s future. Be part of the change today by contacting us about getting involved!

Housing Authorities / Community Centers

Do you have students in your area who struggle to find oppurtunities in technology? Here’s their chance. Join our group of housing authorities to provide for your community.

Educational Institutions

You provide the students we provide the rest. Every student in your school should have an oppurtunity to grow their mindset about technology. Together, let’s make a future.

1000 Schools Program

What is the 1000 Schools Program?

The 1000 Schools initiative of the Girls Computing League offers a unique program that aims to enrich and inspire students’ education in areas related to computer science. We do this through numerous avenues including curating and providing educational resources, and offering opportunities for experiential learning to students in Title 1 schools. We aim to use our one-of-a-kind program to foster an early grasp and exposure to computer science for students who may otherwise not have such an educational opportunity due to socio-economic restrictions beyond their control.

GCL Ambassadors

What exactly does a GCL Ambassador do?

As a GCL Ambassador in this program, you’ll be able to experience our impact first-hand by directly connecting with local schools and students while embracing your leadership, teaching, communication, and volunteer skills. Your responsibilities will include assisting students in a school near you with our monthly curriculum during after-school sessions, learning about our monthly offerings in internal bi-monthly team meetings, and connecting to local schools in your area. Throughout your time as an ambassador, our internal team will support you in your endeavors and ensure that you have as hassle-free of an experience as possible. This will enable you to focus on making your impact heard on the front lines of our initiative, and generate meaningful change in the lives of young students near you.

Emerging Technology Curriculum

How do you apply to be a GCL Ambassador?

The first step of the application is filling out this short google form.

Next, if your application passes our requirements, we will invite a select group of applicants to an interview with our directors.

Finally, taking into consideration your application and interview, we will train and assist you as you begin your journey as a GCL Ambassador!


Perks of becoming a GCL Ambassador 

Tier Distinction
  • Successfully completed the Student Ambassador Onboarding program
  • Completed 1 month of workshops
  • Name listed on website
  • Completed all Entry level requirements.
  • Completed at least 3 months of workshops (minimum of 10 sessions) and met all deadlines.
  • Name listed on GCL website
  • Access to our college advice program
  • Automatically considered for our monthly Student Ambassador Features in our newsletter 
  • $50 quarterly scholarship
  • Completed all experienced requirements. 
  • Completed at least 5 months of workshops  (minimum of 18 sessions) and met all deadlines.  
  • Minimum of 15 students in workshops attendance. 
  • Form of Recommendation completed by either a GCL Scholar, internal 1000 Schools Director, or adult supervisor from the workshops.
  • Headshot and bio featured on GCL Website 
  • Access to our college advice program 
  • Personalized college and academic advice meetings
  • $100 quarterly scholarship



Our Impact

“This year cuts forced us to eliminate the science and computer classes but thanks to this generous support we will be able to continue inspiring students to explore hands-on science. This will allow us to create an after school student robotics club”

– Weyanoke Elementary School, a Title 1 in Virginia

Let’s Change Together!

Your support will help us to make emerging technology education accessible to all students, regardless of gender, race, or socioeconomic status.