Women in Tech Community Service Opportunities


TOMs & Cornell in NYC Hackathon/Makeathon

For 3 days in April we are bringing together engineers, developers, creators, and innovators to build solutions for people with disabilities. AND it’s open to more than just students! Yes, that’s right, friends, family, alumni, the broader community finally a hackathon/makeathon you can participate in! We provide the venue, fabrication lab, food, and mentors You provide energy, passion, skills, and creativity Work with a need knower in empathetic design to create a solution customized to their unique challenge. This is going to be life changing in so many ways. Email: nyc@tomglobal.org to volunteer!

Black Girls Code

Black Girls Code is always looking for volunteers for their upcoming programs and events. Click on the link above to see how you can volunteer now.


We invite you to join the ChickTech movement to empower, support, and increase the confidence of women and girls by volunteering your time. We have opportunities that range from one hit wonders to joining a chapter leadership team. For more information on volunteering, please check out our Volunteer Handbook.

Girls Who Code – Speaking Opportunities

Talk about your experience studying Computer Science at a Girls Who Code Club meeting! Speeches and questions usually take 30 minutes, but you are welcome to stay for the whole Club meeting. Clubs run in local high schools, middle schools, or other non-profits once a week for two hours a session. Contact a specific Club if you are interested.

Girls Who Code – Teaching Opportunities

Volunteer to facilitate a Girls Who Code Club! This requires attending the Club on a weekly basis and leading the lesson; this is pretty straightforward since the curriculum is mostly self-led. All that is required is to be present for questions while the girls code.

Questions? Contact us at info.witny@cuny.edu.

We invite you to apply for a WiTNY scholarship!

CUNY students will be eligible for up to $3,000/year for three years, depending on financial need, to pursue majors related to computer science.

How do I apply?

Applications for the 2018 – 2019 academic year will open in Spring 2018

Qualifications for Applying

  • You are a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at CUNY
  • You are a US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Preference is given to students with GPA of 3.0 or greater

What majors or minors are eligible?

  • Computer Science
  • Technology
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Multimedia computing

Don’t see your major or minor? Ask us!

What else is required?

We expect that you will remain a CUNY student in good standing, making progress towards graduation in your designated technology area of study, maintaining a 3.0 GPA, and sharing your transcript with the WiTNY program office at the end of each semester.

You are to participate in 4 community service events throughout the year that are associated with encouraging more young women to pursue education in technology. One of these events is to be designed by you. Approval of each event is required, as is a short write up at the conclusion of the event.

As part of the WiTNY program, we will conduct a number of surveys throughout the year to collect data about your experiences as a tech student in order to help future generations of young women. We expect you to participate in these data collection efforts.


As a WiTNY Scholar, you will be a member of our community and will be invited to participate in special internships, our Distinguished Conversation Series, mentoring and professional development sessions, and many other WiTNY sponsored events.