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.
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE)
The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) is a consortium of state and local agencies, corporations, and national organizations that collaborate to create equitable and diverse classrooms and workplaces where there are no barriers to opportunities. NAPE promotes programs and policies that reduce barriers commonly found in education and workforce development systems. NAPE provides members with a network of information, resources and technical assistance. NAPE promises resources to support education equity at the state and local level.
The National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS) is a leading advocate for girls' education with a distinct commitment to the transformative power of all girls' schools. The Coalition acts at the forefront of educational thought, collaborating and connecting globally with individuals, schools, and organizations dedicated to empowering girls to be influential contributors to the world.
The vision of the National Girls Collaborative Project is to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
New York On Tech (NYOT) is on a mission to prepare the next generation of technology leaders emerging from New York City. We are committed to developing, mentoring and providing support to low-opportunity students interested in the field of technology.