Legacies For All
We believe legacy-building isn’t just for an elite few—it’s for everyone. Through the charitable arm of WealthCounsel Stands, we hope to empower local communities to create their own legacies by creating a lasting impact that extends beyond document drafting.
The charities we’ve chosen to work with this year pursue causes close to our heart—building strong communities, empowering individuals using technology, promoting education, and accessible legal services. As a company, these beliefs are what guide us in not only how we serve our members, but also how we strive to serve our greater communities through WealthCounsel Stands. This year the four charities we’ve selected to work with are Girls Who Code, The Road Home, Kids in Need Foundation, and Legal Aid at Work.
Our charity this quarter
Girls Who Code is a non-profit dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. As of today, less than 1 in 5 computer science graduates are women. Compared to 1995 where 37% of computer scientists were women, today it’s only 24%. To combat this growing gap and ensure that women don’t miss out on the fastest growing job market, Girls Who Code is reaching out to girls all over the nation and connecting them with learning programs and support communities to help girls build successful careers in tech.
As of today, Girls Who Code has served 90,000 girls all over the nation, and now boasts of having over 5,000 college-aged alumni. Their outreach to historically underrepresented groups—particularly girls who are Black, Latino, or from low-income households—is paying off, too. Black and Latina alumni are choosing to major in computer science or related fields at a rate 16 times the national average.
How we’re taking a stand
As a company dedicated to helping attorneys utilize smart technology to optimize their practices and create superior legal documents for their clients, we understand the value of technology. In order to make sure girls play a vital role in the future of the tech industry, WealthCounsel Stands will be donating to Girls Who Code as well as sharing their cause with our members.
This is just the beginning, but we’re excited to get to work and stand together.
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