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.

Team 100Kin10 is seeking a talented, innovative Chief Operating Officer. Learn more and apply here.

  • 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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  • Karen E. Baker

    Karen E. Baker

    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…

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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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  • Julie Drapala

    Julie Drapala

    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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  • 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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  • Nathaniel Schacht

    Nathaniel Schacht

    Funding Collaborative Coordinator

    As Funding Collaborative Coordinator, Nat helps support a diverse community of over 30 innovative and impact driven funders working toward a…

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  • Pomai Verzon

    Pomai Verzon

    Program Associate, Strategic Initiatives

    As Program Associate, Pomai supports the development and implementation of Strategic Initiatives at 100Kin10. She joined the team from IndiVillage,…

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  • Rob Weisstuch

    Rob Weisstuch

    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…

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  • Carnegie
  • Chevron
  • Kauffman Foundation
  • New Schools Venture Fund
  • S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • Simons Foundation

We are also grateful for additional funding and support from:

  • Amgen
  • CA Technologies
  • Motorola
  • Noyce Foundation

Strategic Advisory Group

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

  • Meghan Amrofell

    NewSchools Venture Fund

  • Maureen Bisognono

    Institute for Healthcare Improvement

  • Blair Blackwell


  • Jake Bryant

    McKinsey & Company

  • Nadya Chinoy Dabby

    formerly with the U.S. Department of Education

  • Becky Crowe

    Independent Consultant

  • Richard Culatta

    International Society for Technology in Education

  • John Deasy

    Broad Center

  • 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

  • Kumar Garg

    formerly with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

  • Grant Garrison

    GOOD Corps

  • Karen Hawley-Miles

    Education Resource Strategies

  • Scott Heimlich

    Amgen Foundation

  • Kristin Kearns-Jordan

    Urban Assembly

  • Grace Kim

    GOOD Corps

  • Sue Lehmann

    Student Success Network

  • Anu Malipatil

    Overdeck Family Foundation

  • Tonya Matthews

    Michigan Science Center

  • Jeff Milbourne

    PAEMST Awardee (2013)

  • Ellen Moir

    New Teacher Center

  • Sonya Pryor-Jones

    Fab Foundation

  • Kartik Raghavan

    Two Sigma

  • Alex Reeves

    formerly with Clinton Global Initiative

  • Gerard Robinson

    American Enterprise Institute

  • Laura Samberg

    Samberg Family Foundation

  • Sam Seidel

    Stanford d.school

  • Jim Short

    Carnegie Corporation of New York

  • Sandy Speicher


  • LaVerne Srinivasan

    Carnegie Corporation of New York

  • Marla Ucelli-Kashyap

    American Federation of Teachers

  • Joanne Weiss

    Weiss Associates

  • Joey Wilson

    American Institutes for Research

  • Connie Yowell

    Collective Shift

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