Getmagic Corporation

Rating: 4.81 stars   102 reviews

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Get More Active Girls in Computing (GetMAGIC/MAGIC) is an NPO that aims to reduce the prevailing gender disparity in STEM. The organization utilizes a 1-1 mentoring model and pairs successful women in STEM with a middle or high-school girl for a period of 3-6 months. The MAGIC model is flexible as it supports both face-face and remote mentoring relationships, and by providing remote mentoring MAGIC aims to scale globally. I served as a mentor at MAGIC, which lead to several successful mentoring relationships. During the sessions the mentees developed various hands-on projects ranging from website development, ruby applications to Java applications. Personally, this was a very fulfilling experience. Several MAGIC mentees, who weren't sure about pursuing a STEM field before they were selected in the program, developed passion and interest in a STEM discipline during the mentoring relationship. MAGIC follows a rigorous process in both mentor and mentee selection that assures successful mentorships. I hope to see MAGIC grow and prosper!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

GetMagic is centered in California. My understanding is that a long-term goal is to expand to other regions of the U.S. I tried unsuccessfully in 2010 to engage potential mentors in Iowa (my home state). I contacted several female professionals (engineers and professors) but could not get them to commit to mentoring young girls.

Unfortunately, Iowa does not have the industrial base that California has, so the pool of potential mentors is quite small to begin with.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Please see above.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try and engage more mentors.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

I was asked to serve as a board member by the founders of the organization.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

To reach out to a more geographically diverse group of girls.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

MAGIC's goal is to encourage teenage girls to deepen their interest in science, technology, engineering, or math by fostering one-on-one mentoring relationships with successful women in one of these fields. Healthy relationships between the mentor and the girls builds self confidence and really gives the girls a glimpse of what they can be "when they grow up." The projects that the girls work on are fabulous and for those who have participated in Grace Hopper- what an invaluable experience!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Hearing how the girls grow through the year and about the impact of the mentoring relationships on them reminds me how important good role models are for teenagers. Thus, being a part of MAGIC brings me great personal satisfaction.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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