Iridescent is a science-education nonprofit that helps engineers, scientists and high-tech professionals bring cutting edge science, technology and engineering to high school girls, and underprivileged minority children and their families. Iridescent's mission is to use science, technology and engineering to develop persistent curiosity and to show that knowledge is empowering.
The Kapor Center for Social Impact relentlessly pursues creative strategies that will leverage information technology for positive social impact. The Kapor Center is particularly interested in social impact for communities that have historically been on the periphery of access to opportunity, participation and influence in the United States. They believe that when the community of tech leaders reflects the diversity of the United States, tech will play an integral role in closing gaps and disparities that exist in this country. Via proven methods from the for-profit and non-profit fields, the Kapor Center works in partnership with a diverse set of stakeholders to maximize social impact, particularly in the San Francisco bay area region.
A free world-class education for anyone anywhere. Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
KISS Institute is a not-for-profit organization that uses educational robotics programs to actively engage students in science, technology, engineering, math, and project management. KISS Institute strives to improve the public's understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math, develop the skills, character, and aspirations of students; and contribute to the enrichment of our school systems, communities, and the nation.
Founded in 2001, the Level Playing Field Institute’s mission is to eliminate the barriers faced by underrepresented people of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and foster their untapped talent for the advancement of our nation. To improve access and opportunity for underrepresented students of color in STEM, LPFI executes the following programs: SMASH: Summer Math & Science Honors Academy, Saturday Math & Science Honors Prep, Research & Evaluation, Computer Science Initiatives.
Maker Ed provides training, community of support and resources to educators so that they have what they need to create learning experiences that engage and motivate students. Maker education is an interactive, open-ended approach to learning that allows students of all abilities to develop diverse skills, knowledge, and ways of thinking.
Our programs, such as our Maker VISTA (Americorps) program, focus on underserved and unrepresented communities.
Microsoft has been supporting NCWIT's work since 2004 and is an active Strategic Partner. Microsoft and Microsoft Research have supported many initiatives to increase women's participation in technology across the K-12 education pipeline and into the IT workforce. Its programmatic support includes the Academic Alliance Seed Fund and the Aspirations in Computing program.
MOUSE is an innovative youth development organization that empowers underserved students to provide technology support and leadership in their schools, supporting their academic and career success. The MOUSE Squad program trains students to become digital media and technology experts in their schools, improving the use of technology to enhance learning, while also building confidence and developing skills for 21st century innovation. MOUSE connects students around shared interests as a national network of youth technology leaders.
My College Options is the nation's largest college planning program, operated by the National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA). This free, online community offers assistance to students, parents, educators and counselors nationwide in exploring a wide range of post-secondary opportunities, with special emphasis on the college search process.
The mission of the National Academy Foundation (NAF) is to sustain a national network of career academies to support the development of America's youth toward personal and professional success in high school, in higher education, and throughout their careers.