Arise! Communities

We believe in inclusive technology education and embracing diversity in our community.


Our goal is to create a more equitable and diverse technology industry in the Midwest. We're focused on establishing judgment-free, inclusive learning communities that help women and marginalized groups explore technology in new and meaningful ways.



Who We Are. The word "arise" means to stand up, bring to light, and make apparent. We Arise! to make the technology industry more diverse and inclusive. Whether you're new to tech or have an established career in the industry, join our community to lift each other up and make your voice and presence known.

We believe that when you embrace who you are, you can define your own future and change the world. 

Kirsten Henagin

Co-Founder. Director of Internal Operations

Theresa Garrett
Co-Founder. Director of Strategic

April Stevenson
Co-Founder. Director of Programming

“Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today.”

Jintao Hu


What we offer

We offer a variety of courses online and in-person to learn new technical skills.



Upcoming Events​


Where We'll Be

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Classes coming in 2021

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© 2020 by Arise! Communities.

Arise! Communities offers judgment-free learning for members to challenge themselves and learn technical skills at their own pace, to create a more equitable technology industry. Have questions about our mission or want to get involved?
Contact us!

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