Alexa Café Held at Mills College
Summer programs for girls held at Mills
All-Girls Camps Held at Mills College
Alexa Café Program Details
Ages 10-15 | All-Girls | Weeklong | Coding, Web Design, Visual Arts, Leadership, and More
You’re invited to a warm, inspiring environment where girls collaborate to better our world! At Alexa Café, you’ll tap into the power of coding, video game design, engineering, and more, exploring leadership, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy along the way. Big ideas take shape around café tables, and meaningful projects come to life in just one week.
Code.org reports that while over 50% of the U.S. population is female, women make up only 12% of computer science undergrads. Alexa Café—named after iD Tech co-founder Alexa Ingram-Cauchi—was designed to address this pervasive gender gap by providing a space that empowers girls to innovate and create change within STEM fields and beyond.
About Mills College - Girls Program
This is our 1st season hosting Oakland, CA summer camps at Mills College. This independent liberal arts and sciences institution began in 1852 in Benicia, CA as a young ladies' seminary, becoming the first women's college west of the Rockies. Today, Mills College is an undergraduate women's college spanning 135 acres across the foothills of Oakland. Over 40 undergraduate majors and 33 minors are available, and over 25 graduate degrees are offered for both women and men. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Mills College fifth overall among colleges in the western U.S., based on an evaluation of academic quality vs. tuition. With it's track record of academic excellence, Mills College is an ideal addition to the iD Tech location lineup. Come explore campus with us!
Please note: Map and campus details are for general information only. Once you enroll, you will have access to our specific location on campus.
Mills College Facts
Colors: Yellow, white, and navy blue
Student Population: Mills College is home to 997 undergraduate women and 611 graduate women and men.
Degrees: Mills College offers BA/MBA Business Administration, BA/MA Early Childhood Education, BA/MA Infant Mental Health, BA/MA Interdisciplinary Computer Science, BA/MA Mathematics, BA/MPP, and BA/MA/Credential Teacher Education.
Notable Alumni: Joanna Newsom (musician), Barbara Lee (U.S. Congresswoman for California's 9th Congressional District), Steve Reich (composer), and many more.
Testimonials from Mills College
“My daughter was excited to come to camp every morning. Each day she left with more self-confidence.”- Sheri H., Parent, Mills College
“The kids had great freedom to choose their direction and fantastic support to help them accomplish their goals.”- Kent M., Parent, Mills College
“My daughter has never had this much fun at a camp before. She is extremely quiet and rarely talks so much about something. Thank you for showing her the talent we knew she had and giving her an environment to have fun and explore her creativity!”- Annie G., Parent, Mills College
“The software quality and the skills learned were excellent. The all-girl environment also contributed to my daughter's ability to take risks and be confident that she could pull off her project.”- Shannon J., Parent, Mills College
“Very inspirational. Thank you for making a difference in our daughter's life!”- Alberto D., Parent, Mills College
“Alexa Café was super fun and a great experience! I learned so much about coding. My instructor was so nice, funny, and helpful and I made lots of friends here.”- Alexandra G., Student, Mills College
“This was a wonderful experience to learn about programming, which is something that I can put on my job resume in the future.”- Emmanuella A., Student, Mills College
“Alexa Café is the best camp I have attended. The material and concepts they teach are high quality and useful in everyday life. The instructors are also fun, very good at teaching new concepts, and helping the students. I would definitely recommend this camp to others!”- Kristine M., Student, Mills College
“This is the best camp ever!”- Prisha P., Student, Mills College
“This camp was such an amazing experience that I could never have had anywhere else."- Charlotte P., Student, Mills College