Digital Sisters (DS), Inc. is a 501(C)3 non-profit
organization created to promote and provide technology education
and enrichment for women and children who are traditioanlly
If the technology field is any indication of
messages sent to women and girls research has shown that women
have the least penetration in technology fields. This number
decreasing by the inclusion of ethnicity and socio economic
factors. Young girls are continuously sent daily messages that
technology is “not for them.”
Working through enhance partnerships with community
based organizations, corporations, technology centers and local
schools, Digital Sisters provides assistance in closing the
gender gap in technology that is plaguing single mothers. We
have developed and implemented programs that promote needed
life skills training and address the impact of the lack of technology
skills on families. Our educational philosophy is based on a
participatory and interactive learning approach.
By providing support through in and out of school
activities, community outreach and professional workshops, Digital
Sisters empowers women and girls which further strengthens families.
Our programs focus on the participants’
current goals; talents, abilities and interests, then begin
to explore opportunities in technology. Sessions stress acquiring
skills and knowledge that enhance self-confidence. Activities
include hands-on experiences in the computer lab, speakers,
and field trips. All programs are designed to provide technology
education, increase awareness of gender equity, develop skills,
to assist in personal growth, enhance learning, and to build
Digital Sisters' programs and services will
help participants to gain knowledge that can help to combat
the alienation, apathy, discrimination and non-participation
in technology related environments for those who are disadvantaged.
We provide innovative programs to assist traditionally
underserved communities in creative, expressive and cooperative
methods of learning utilizing technology empowerment strategies.
Digital Sisters provides opportunities to families and individuals
that might not otherwise get assistance every single day!
In addition we provide program planning and
technology curriculum development for local schools, community
technology and learning centers utilizing our technology empowerment