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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.


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Who We Are

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. 

Our Mission + Vision. Learn more about Arise! Communities' story and purpose in the community, where we want to go, and how you can support us.


Kirsten Henagin

Co-Founder. Director of Internal Operations

Theresa Garrett
Co-Founder. Director of Strategic


April Stevenson


“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

Our Services

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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More events coming soon!

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