Thanks in large part to our community and our supporters’ generosity, we sent three of our Invent Girls to the United States Capitol to demonstrate their app, Admonere, at #HouseOfCode. This was an invaluable experience for Montserrat, Karimar, and Fabiola. We can’t thank you all enough for supporting our organization and helping spark the curiosity of the young women and girls in our community, allowing them to explore the world with a sense of independence and adventure to create a fulfilling future for themselves and their community. Check out the girls’ testimonials below.


My favorite part of the trip was the House of Code event, we got to meet amazing people and other students and shared our experiences with them. It was an amazing experience and I hope I get to do it again in the near future. The House of Code event really showed me how much I have accomplished. It did not hit me that my team and I won a congressional challange until I was there with the others presenting our apps. It brought the attention to me of how much I can accomplish when I put my mind to it. – Montserrat, 12th grade

“My favorite part has to be either seeing votes take place in the Senate and the House of Representatives (seeing AOC [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] !!!!) or seeing the monuments and memorials in person because we have only ever seen them in a textbook. Participating in the House of Code showed me how underrepresented Latinas are in the STEM field. There were a lot of White and Asian students, mostly male. It has motivated me to continue pursuing a career in STEM because I want to break the stereotypes and show society that we are more than capable of being engineers. It also showed me how my goals are not as unrealistic as they may seem and I can accomplish them.” Karimar, 12th grade

“Visiting Washington D.C. was something I never thought I would be doing. So being able to say I visited under the fact that we won the congressional app challenge has me feeling super proud. I think my favorite part of the trip had to have been actually being in the U.S. Capitol and the opportunity we got to go into the house and witness a real-life vote. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity and after leaving and speaking with other people my age and with my same interest, I’m feeling motivated and it overall boosted my determination to continue to work the way I do and in the field I am passionate about!” – Fabiola, 12th grade