100Kin10 is a national network committed to solving one of our country’s most pressing challenges– giving kids a great STEM education– by adding 100,000 more, excellent STEM teachers to America’s classrooms by 2021.
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.
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…
Senior Manager, Community Strategy & Design
Karen brings an attention to user experience as she creates structured opportunities for partners to share learnings that move us closer towards…
Head of Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff
As 100Kin10’s chief of staff, Grace works across the team to lead key projects and support daily operations of 100Kin10. Previously, she worked…
Senior Program Associate, Partner Commitments and Growth
Julie, who supports 100Kin10 partners to meet their commitments with excellence, came to 100Kin10 from Teach For America, where she was on the New…
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…
Funding Collaborative Coordinator
As Funding Collaborative Coordinator, Nat helps support a diverse community of over 30 innovative and impact driven funders working toward a…
Program Associate, Strategic Initiatives
As Program Associate, Pomai supports the development and implementation of Strategic Initiatives at 100Kin10. She joined the team from IndiVillage,…
Chief Operating Officer
Rob joined 100Kin10 as an Encore Fellow and serves as the organization’s COO. Rob brings deep business operations and analytics experience to the…
100Kin10 is grateful to the following leaders for joining the inaugural strategic advisory group, who are helping to guide the next phase of 100Kin10’s growth and development.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
McKinsey & Company
formerly with the U.S. Department of Education
Bellwether Education Partners
Rhode Island Office of Education Technology
Michigan State University
formerly with FSG
Education Resource Strategies
Student Success Network
Overdeck Family Foundation
Michigan Science Center
PAEMST Awardee (2013)
New Teacher Center
Clinton Global Initiative
American Enterprise Institute
Samberg Family Foundation
Business Innovation Factory
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Carnegie Corporation of New York
American Federation of Teachers
100Kin10 is grateful to the following leaders, who constituted the founding board when 100Kin10 first spun out of Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Noyce Foundation, Chair of the Board and Co-founding Trustee
National Center for Civic Innovation, Distinguished Fellow in Education and Youth Development
New Leaders, Chief Executive Officer
Silver Giving, Education Program Director
100Kin10, Executive Director and Co-founder
New Teacher Center, Founder and CEO
IDEO, Partner and Managing Director, Education
Carnegie Corporation of New York, Vice President, National Program and Program Director, Education