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Getmagic Corporation

Rating: 4.81 stars   102 reviews 5,816

Address:

5839 Capilano Drive San Jose CA 95138 USA

Mission:

Focus on providing middle and high school girls, who are seriously considering studying a STEM area, with a knowledge of tools and resources available for them to be successful!

Target demographics:

Middle and High school girls

Geographic areas served:

STEM Education

Programs:

1-1 face to face or remote mentoring in STEM

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

My 8th grade daughter joined the MAGIC program this past spring. Her mentor Ira who is a woman engineer at Google. Ira was a wonderful and dedicated mentor. Despite her busy schedule, she made herself available to answer my daughter’s questions. She replied emails in a timely manner and she sometimes sent out emails in midnight. Ira even spent extra time to help my daughter ensuring she could finish her project on time. She invited my daughter to her house to help debugging the program when my daughter got stuck. Ira not only taught my daughter programming skill, but most importantly, she has also made herself a role model for my daughter.
There is a final presentation at the end of each term. On the day of presentation, MAGIC organized the girls to tour the Google campus and invited the girls having a lunch there. That was a fun day for the girls. The presentations were incredibly successful. It was amazed to see so much progress they had achieved. I certainly recommend the MAGIC program! We appreciate everyone at MAGIC for providing such a wonderful program to young girls who are willing to learn more about STEM.

 
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My daughter had great experience being part of Magic mentoring program! Her mentor, Becky, is incredibly talented and passionately worked with Sruthi! She introduced Python and taught her how to create games using Python. My daughter always eagerly waited for their weekly session and truly enjoyed working with Becky, Thanks a lot to Magic for providing such great opportunity!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

It was an exciting experience to see the MAGIC in my daughter's growth and her sense of empowerment. These experiences served as a foundation into Computer Science and into a world of possibilities. The Magic program brought together the ability to solve complex problems using a programmatic approach.
Namitha Benjamin, my daughter's mentor, is an extremely intelligent woman that was her coach and friend. Namitha is patient, caring, and very dedicated to helping students evolve in their full potential.
I highly recommend Magic, and Namitha, to new students that are interested in learning about computer science. There is no challenge this wonderful program can't help solve for motivated students.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Our 7th grade daughter was a Magic mentee last year. Her mentor Smriti who is a student at MIT, was a spectacular mentor. Our daughter would look forward to their weekly Skype sessions. The interactions were always very thoughtful and positive. Smriti made our daughter feel confident in her abilities and explained complex ideas in such a way that our daughter never felt intimidated, but was actually excited to learn. Smriti made learning Xcode fun for a 12 year old. How cool is that? We are hoping that the girls will stay in touch and that Smriti will remain her mentor for a long time to come. We are thankful to Magic for providing such an amazing role model for our daughter.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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2 people found this review helpful

MAGIC was one of the best experiences I have ever had. MAGIC is an organization that is geared towards helping girls gain experience in STEM. Mentees are assigned to a specific mentor, who will help the mentee figure out what she wants to do for her project, which is presented at the end of each session.
Starting the program, I had very limited knowledge about computer programming. However, after 3 months, I was able to write an entire hangman game in python, which was the programming language I chose to write in. This was all possible because of the encouragement and support of my mentor.
I would definitely recommend this program because I learned so much about programming in those 3 months than I would have if I had just decided to take a class instead.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My experience with MAGIC was more than I could have imagined. Having the opportunity to partipate and collaborate with a mentor who works in STEM was exciting and gave me insight into what persuing a career in Computer Science could be like. This is an amazing program to join if you're a high school aged girl.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

A catalytic platform for young girls, intending to pursue a career in STEM.

I was amazed by this volunteer driven 'pay- it-forward notion driven ' platform created by accomplished women professionals from the field of STEM .

The Program Principal structured my daughter's project keeping into mind, her areas of interest ( coupled with a demanding high school schedule) while, matching it with available Mentor skill sets.My daughter's mentors were very accomplished young STEM professionals. They were a constant source of motivation for her, during her year long project development phase till completion . As my daughter went about developing her project, their regular and focused interactions helped her reinforce various aspects of time, task and goal management.

I wish everyone associated with Get Magic all the very best . Finally, here's hoping that this catalyst, fuels more changes in the coming years.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Hi, I am Diana, and I am a rising junior in high school!
The MAGIC program was beyond my expectations in terms of what I have gained from it.
As a first time mentee and as someone who knew nothing about Computer Science, not knowing what she was getting herself into, it was one of the best experiences I ever had. This program is open to anyone of any level of knowledge, as well as anyone of personality or any of that matter. You learn so much from your mentor, and you create a very strong bond and network. MAGIC promotes confidence and empowerment in the STEM field for women. Personally, I thought that I gained a lot of social skills on how to collaborate with one another, which is really important! My Mentor, Roshni, was very open-minded, and she was my guidance who helped me find a place to start, which was Computer Software. Overall, the program is open to anyone, and it will definitely make an impact on your STEM dreams/career.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Magic was an excellent experience for my younger sister who is a rising senior in high school. Programs like Magic give young girls a chance to form relationships with women in the field of STEM, which is so crucial.

Allowing my younger sister to join this program has been such a privilege. Not only did she learn more about coding, but the program got her to think about her future in a more concrete way.

I thank everyone at MAGIC for providing such a vital program to young girls.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I loved working on my project with my mentor Neetu. She was very helpful to me and I learned everything I needed to know to complete my project.

 
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