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

    Founder and Executive Director

    Talia is widely recognized for her visionary and innovative approach to tackling large, systemic challenges. At Beyond100K (formerly 100Kin10),…

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  • Jason Dónes

    Jason Dónes

    Chief of People & Operations

    As the Chief of People & Operations, Jason leads Beyond100K’s efforts to improve operating systems and establish equity-driven foundations in…

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  • Grace Clawater Doramus

    Grace Clawater Doramus

    Chief Innovation Officer

    As Beyond100K’s Chief Innovation Officer, Grace leads the organization’s efforts to take a nimble approach in shaping how Beyond100K catalyzes…

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  • Amber Hamilton

    Amber Hamilton

    Chief External Officer

    As the Chief External Officer, Amber leads the organization’s fundraising and external communications efforts. In her role, she ensures that we…

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  • Maya Morales Garcia

    Maya Morales Garcia

    Chief Program Officer

    As Beyond100K’s Chief Program Officer, Maya leads the organization’s efforts to grow, and nurture a vibrant network of diverse, powerful partners…

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  • Mesha Byrd

    Mesha Byrd

    Network Manager

    As the Network Manager, Mesha serves as the eyes and ears of the Community Team. Through project teams and other touchpoints, Mesha actively…

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  • Lauren Baier

    Lauren Baier

    Associate Director of Programs

    As a Community Designer & Manager, Lauren develops and oversees the vehicles, experiences, infrastructure, support, and tools for Beyond100K…

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  • Guadalupe Carrasco

    Guadalupe Carrasco

    Senior Administrative Coordinator

    As Senior Administrative Coordinator, Guadalupe, works with the Executive Director and the Beyond100K Management Team to provide logistical support…

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  • Teresa Mooney

    Teresa Mooney

    Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives

    As Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, Teresa leads a variety of projects that support, inform, and shape Beyond100K’s approach to…

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  • Toyin Ogunleye

    Toyin Ogunleye

    Manager of External Affairs

    As Manager of External Affairs, Toyin works to foster engagement and connectivity between Beyond100K’s mission and work and our external…

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  • Pomai Verzon

    Pomai Verzon

    Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives

    As Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, Pomai leads experiments and supports the development of tools that enable Beyond100K to test our…

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  • Mable Yiu

    Mable Yiu

    Partnerships Manager

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

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  • Amgen
  • Broadcom
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • CME
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Dell
  • Gates
  • Genentech
  • Grable
  • Heising-Simons
  • Lemelson
  • MacArthur
  • SAP
  • Samueli
  • Teagle
  • Tiger Global Ventures
  • Voya Financial

Strategic Advisory Group

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

  • Billy Almon

    Animal Planet

  • Jessica Anderson


  • Kinkini Banerjee

    Sage Transformations

  • Eric Berlow

    Vibrant Data Labs

  • Kimberly Brenneman

    Heising-Simons Foundation

  • Peggy Brookins

    National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

  • Nadya Chinoy Dabby

    Pivot Learning

  • Lisa Cowan

    Robert Sterling Clark Foundation

  • Janice Cuny

    Northeastern University

  • Ami Dar


  • Kassie Davis

    CME Group Foundation

  • Ami Desai

    Vista Equity Partners

  • Ginger Duiven

    Jewish Board of Children and Family Services

  • Nick Garcia

    Teach For America

  • Ali Hartman

    Tiger Global Management

  • Rain Henderson

    Elemental Advisors

  • Claudia Juech

    Social Impact Strategist

  • Grace Kim

    Independent Consultant

  • Carolyn Landel

    University of Texas at Austin

  • Justine Lucas

    Clara Lionel Foundation

  • Anu Malipatil

    Overdeck Family Foundation

  • Susan Marks

    Susan Marks Consulting

  • Talia Martin

    Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Tribal Department of Energy

  • Charmaine Mercer

    Hewlett Foundation

  • Ellen Moir

    New Teacher Center

  • Taunya Nesin


  • Kira Orange-Jones

    Teach Plus

  • Maura Pally

    Clinton Foundation

  • Reese Pecot


  • Sonya Pryor-Jones

    City of Cleveland

  • Jeremy Roschelle

    Digital Promise

  • Bill Ryan

    Ryan Consulting Group

  • Laura Samberg

    Samberg Family Foundation

  • Jonathan Schorr

    Be Clear

  • Kimberly Scott

    The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology, Arizona State University

  • Drew Westen

    Emory University

  • Jennifer Wynn

    Wynn Strategies

Post-2021 Advisors

We are grateful to the following advisors who play a leading role in guiding our efforts to plan for the future of 100Kin10 and identify our next big moonshot goal.

  • Veenu Aulakh

    Center for Care Innovations

  • Meghan Browne

    Sterling Talent Solutions

  • Carol Fletcher

    WeTeach_CS at The University of Texas at Austin

  • John Keller

    University of Colorado, Boulder

  • Charles King

    Kansas City Teacher Residency

  • Sue Lehmann

    Student Success Network

  • Tonya Matthews

    International African American Museum

  • Melissa Moritz


  • Leigh Peake

    Gulf of Maine Research Institute

  • Larry Plank

    Hillsborough County Public Schools

  • Meg Richard

    Kansas Department of Education

  • Jessica Sawko

    California STEM Network

  • Regina Schofield


  • Shruti Sehra

    New Profit

  • Sam Seidel

    Stanford d.school

  • Kyle Simon

    South Western High School

  • Melissa Thibault

    University of North Carolina System

  • Eileen Yang


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