Whether it's climate change, food shortages, or economic inequality, almost all the world's most pressing problems require STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math)-based solutions. Yet only a tiny fraction of our population has the STEM knowledge to even be at the table solving them. So it's no surprise we haven't solved these challenges yet.

To solve them, we need all of tomorrow’s problem-solvers to be equipped with STEM skills and inspiration. And tomorrow’s problem-solvers need excellent STEM teachers today to guide them. In his 2011 State of the Union, President Obama issued a call for adding 100,000 excellent STEM teachers to our nation’s schools over the coming decade.

100Kin10 emerged in 2011 to activate the country to respond to that urgent call and to accelerate and coordinate the resulting effort. With 28 founding partners, today 100Kin10 brings together over 280 of the nation’s top academic institutions, nonprofits, foundations, companies, and government agencies to train and retain 100,000 excellent STEM teachers over 10 years. With those organizations taking the lead, we aim to fuel the next generation of innovators and problem solvers.

Our approach is unique: More than just a coalition, 100Kin10 enlists the right mix of diverse and powerful organizations to make strong commitments; amplifies their capacity and impact through collaboration, learning, and funding; and catalyzes solutions to large-scale problems by leveraging the strength of the network and its resources. Together, this leads to the systemic change needed to overcome the challenges of providing all students with high-quality STEM learning.

100Kin10 has experienced significant success to date: Partner organizations are on track to meet the full 100,000 STEM teacher goal by 2021. They have already trained more than 30,000 new, excellent STEM teachers in the first four years of the effort and have supported tens of thousands more to improve their skills and stay in the classroom longer. Alongside that, we have grown by ten-fold, spurred dozens of collaborations, launched two intensive human-centered design fellowships focused on major challenges, and raised $90 million through an innovative funders’ collaborative.

  • Talia Milgrom-Elcott

    Talia Milgrom-Elcott

    Co-Founder and Executive Director

    Talia is widely recognized for her visionary and innovative approach to tackling large, systemic challenges. At 100Kin10, she’s creating a new…

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  • Grace Clawater Doramus

    Grace Clawater Doramus

    Director of Strategic Initiatives

    As 100Kin10’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, Grace leads the organization’s efforts to take a nimble approach in shaping how 100Kin10 catalyzes…

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  • Yasmin Sabrina Fodil

    Yasmin Sabrina Fodil

    National Director of Community

    As National Director of Community, Yasmin leads our work in organizing and mobilizing partners in making meaningful progress against their own…

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  • Sarah Troup Geisenheimer

    Sarah Troup Geisenheimer

    Chief Operating Officer

    As Chief Operating Officer, Sarah leads 100Kin10’s efforts to create and hone efficient systems, both internally and for the organization’s…

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  • Vincent Baggett

    Vincent Baggett

    Operations Coordinator

    As Operations Coordinator, Vincent provides operational support to the whole organization as we continue to make progress towards our goal of…

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  • Lauren Baier

    Lauren Baier

    Community Designer & Manager

    As a Community Designer & Manager, Lauren develops and oversees the vehicles, experiences, infrastructure, support, and tools for 100Kin10 partners…

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  • Kendra Danowski

    Kendra Danowski

    Community Designer & Manager

    As Community Designer & Manager, Kendra activates learning, relationship-building, and action opportunities with partners in our network as they…

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  • Brian Hoff

    Brian Hoff

    Strategy Associate

    As a Strategy Associate, Brian analyzes trends across the network and the STEM field at large. He supports the Strategic Initiatives team’s…

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  • Erin Hughes

    Erin Hughes

    Special Assistant

    Erin, who supports Executive Director Talia Milgrom-Elcott’s work on a variety of special projects, has extensive experience in education and the…

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  • Kate Isenberg

    Kate Isenberg

    Manager of Data & Insights

    In her role as Manager of Data & Insights, Kate helps to inform the data-driven strategy across 100kin10 and our network of partners. She also…

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  • Adeline Medeiros

    Adeline Medeiros

    Associate Director of Community

    As Associate Director of Community, Adeline builds out strategy and oversees operations for the Community Team’s work, charting a clear path…

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  • Julie Paturzo

    Julie Paturzo

    Partner Engagement Manager

    Julie, who supports 100Kin10 partners to meet their commitments with excellence, came to 100Kin10 from Teach For America, where she was on the New…

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  • Pomai Verzon

    Pomai Verzon

    Manager, Strategic Initiatives

    As Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Pomai manages experiments and supports the development of tools that enable 100Kin10 to test our hypothesis of…

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  • Mable Yiu

    Mable Yiu

    Community Coordinator

    As Community Coordinator, Mable works directly with our thirteen Project Teams, allowing members to build upon their projects and address critical…

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  • AT&T
  • Carnegie
  • Chevron
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Freeport McMoran
  • Genentech
  • Kauffman Foundation
  • New Schools Venture Fund
  • S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • Simons Foundation

We are also grateful for additional funding and support from:

  • APS
  • Amgen
  • Arizona Community Foundation
  • CA Technologies
  • Carbonite
  • Motorola
  • Noyce Foundation

Strategic Advisory Group

100Kin10 is grateful to the following leaders, who have committed to advise 100Kin10’s growth and development:

  • Veenu Aulakh

    Center for Care Innovations

  • Brandon Barnett


  • Eric Berlow

    Vibrant Data Labs

  • Maureen Bisognano

    Institute for Healthcare Improvement

  • Blair Blackwell


  • Meghan Browne


  • Jake Bryant

    McKinsey & Company

  • Nadya Chinoy Dabby

    Independent Consultant

  • Becky Crowe

    Independent Consultant

  • Richard Culatta

    International Society for Technology in Education

  • John Deasy

    Stockton Unified School District

  • Jean Desravines

    New Leaders

  • Susan Ditkoff


  • Bob Floden

    Michigan State University

  • Mo Fong


  • Lance Fors

    Entrepreneur/Philanthropist and Chairman, New Teacher Center, Early Learning Lab, Silicon Valley Children's Fund and Mastery Track

  • Larry Friedman

    American Institutes for Research

  • Kumar Garg

    Society for Science & the Public

  • Grant Garrison


  • Karen Hawley-Miles

    Education Resource Strategies

  • Scott Heimlich

    Amgen Foundation

  • Kristin Kearns-Jordan

    Urban Assembly

  • Grace Kim


  • Sue Lehmann

    Student Success Network

  • James Liebman

    Columbia Law School, Columbia Center for Public Research and Leadership

  • Tonya Matthews

    National Academy of Sciences Board on Science Education

  • Susan McPherson

    McPherson Strategies

  • Carmen Medina

    Rebels at Work

  • Nilofer Merchant

    Author, Power of Onlyness

  • Jeff Milbourne

    Former Senior Policy Advisor for US Congressman Mike Honda

  • Ellen Moir

    New Teacher Center

  • Sonya Pryor-Jones

    Fab Foundation

  • Alex Reeves

    Independent Consultant

  • Laura Samberg

    Samberg Family Foundation

  • Shruti Sehra

    New Profit

  • Sam Seidel

    Stanford d.school

  • Jim Short

    Carnegie Corporation of New York

  • LaVerne Srinivasan

    Carnegie Corporation of New York

  • Marla Ucelli-Kashyap

    American Federation of Teachers

  • Joey Wilson

    American Institutes for Research

  • Governor Bob Wise

    Former West Virginia Governor, Alliance For Excellent Education

  • Josh Wright


  • Connie Yowell

    Southern New Hampshire University

Founding Board

100Kin10 is grateful to the following leaders, who constituted the founding board when 100Kin10 first spun out of Carnegie Corporation of New York.

  • Ann Bowers

    Noyce Foundation, Chair of the Board and Co-founding Trustee

  • Michele Cahill

    National Center for Civic Innovation, Distinguished Fellow in Education and Youth Development

  • Jean Desravines

    New Leaders, Chief Executive Officer

  • Julie Kidd

    Silver Giving, Education Program Director

  • Talia Milgrom-Elcott

    100Kin10, Executive Director and Co-founder

  • Ellen Moir

    New Teacher Center, Founder and CEO

  • Sandy Speicher

    IDEO, Partner and Managing Director, Education

  • Laverne Srinivasan

    Carnegie Corporation of New York, Vice President, National Program and Program Director, Education