Faces of STEM(TM)

by STEM Advantage
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Summary

Talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not. STEM Advantage mentors, prepares, and inspires women and underserved communities to pursue careers in STEM through paid internships, mentors, scholarships, professional development, and community. We help "level the playing field" to provide economic and social mobility to underserved groups, while providing a vetted pipeline of diverse talent to businesses. Our vision is to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive skilled workforce.

$50,000
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75
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Challenge

Women, African Americans and Latinos comprise 70% of the total available workforce, yet make-up only 20% of the STEM workforce. There are over 1 million unfilled STEM jobs in California alone.

Solution

Mentor, prepare and inspire women and underserved communities to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through paid internships, mentorships, scholarships, professional development, and community. We utilize a collective impact model to address gaps between the talent pool and talent acquisition, focusing on women and under-represented talent. Our vision is to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive skilled workforce.

Long-Term Impact

STEM Advantage has an outstanding track record. Since our program launched in 2012, we have unlocked opportunities for over 450 talented first-generation students from low-income families. Our scholars defy odds, follow their dreams and become successful STEM professionals. Scholars have a 100% college graduation rate (and 100% persistence in a STEM major) and hire rate, and earn a starting salary of $71,000 on average, a middle-class wage that students say is life-changing.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

STEM Advantage

Location: Huntington Beach, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @STEMAdvantage
Project Leader:
Lee Ann Kline
Huntington Beach, CA United States
$17,510 raised of $50,000 goal
 
91 donations
$32,490 to go
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