6 organizations Indy’s tech community should get more involved with in 2021
Did your New Year’s resolution include getting involved or giving back? Or maybe you are just searching for a way to connect with others in the community. We have compiled a list of six organizations for the tech community to get more involved with this year.
TechPoint Foundation For Youth
TechPoint Foundation For Youth (TP4FY) is the leader in STEM education efforts for the state of Indiana, and has been inspiring students through STEM programming since 2001. They believe that Indiana’s youth should be equipped to address the state’s growing demand for a tech-skilled workforce, and experiential opportunities provide students with hands-on learning in STEM as well as communication and problem solving. Get involved with TPF4Y as a corporate or community partner or as a volunteer.
Indy Women in Tech
Inspiring women and girls of all ages to pursue STEM related employment in Indiana is what Indy Women in Tech is all about. Indy Women in Tech introduces women and girls to experiences and opportunities by providing support, training and education. You can get involved in this important organization in various ways including signing up to be a volunteer or mentor.
United Way of Central Indiana
United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) fights for the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of everyone in our community. TechPoint has partnered with them in various ways over the years. UWCI has many ways for you to get involved and even created a database of volunteer opportunities for those looking to safely support organizations during theCOVID-19 pandemic. Not currently in central Indiana? You can find a local United Way here.
Be Nimble, Co.
Be Nimble, Co. is a nonprofit organization that is on a mission to create fully diverse and inclusive tech ecosystems. The organization offers several accelerator programs for Black and Brown founders as well as various career training programs throughout the year including coding and sales bootcamps. Get involved with Be Nimble, Co. by becoming a mentor.
Women & Hi Tech
Women & Hi Tech exists to change the landscape of women represented in STEM to be equally inclusive to all. For several decades, Women & Hi Tech has blazed a trail for supporting, recognizing, and advancing outstanding women and girls pursuing STEM fields in Indiana. This group also has mentoring and volunteer opportunities.
American Red Cross
Volunteer with the American Red Cross to support your neighbors in need and ensure no one faces life’s emergencies alone. The American Red Cross in Indiana is currently looking for people to join the Disaster Action Team (DAT) and help when home fires happen in our state. In Indiana, the Red Cross responds to an average of 2-3 home fires per day. Volunteers provide emotional support, emergency financial assistance, and recovery help to guide families through their next steps. Learn about other volunteering opportunities here.
These organizations are just a few ways to get involved in the Central Indiana community. Did we miss an organization near and dear to your heart? Let us know on social media using #IndyTech.