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…
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…
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…
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…
As Operations Coordinator, Vincent provides operational support to the whole organization as we continue to make progress towards our goal of…
Community Designer & Manager
As a Community Designer & Manager, Lauren develops and oversees the vehicles, experiences, infrastructure, support, and tools for 100Kin10 partners…
Community Designer & Manager
As Community Designer & Manager, Kendra activates learning, relationship-building, and action opportunities with partners in our network as they…
As a Strategy Associate, Brian analyzes trends across the network and the STEM field at large. He supports the Strategic Initiatives team’s…
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…
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…
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…
Strategic Initiatives Manager
As Strategic Initiatives Manager, Pomai leads experiments and supports the development of tools that enable 100Kin10 to test our hypothesis of how…
As Community Coordinator, Mable works directly with our thirteen Project Teams, allowing members to build upon their projects and address critical…
100Kin10 is grateful to the following leaders, who have committed to advise 100Kin10’s growth and development:
Stockton Unified School District
Association of Science-Technology Centers
Entrepreneur/Philanthropist and Chairman, New Teacher Center, Early Learning Lab, Silicon Valley Children's Fund and Mastery Track
American Institutes for Research
Education Resource Strategies
The New School
Student Success Network
Columbia Law School, Columbia Center for Public Research and Leadership
National Academy of Sciences Board on Science Education
Former Senior Policy Advisor for US Congressman Mike Honda
New Teacher Center
Samberg Family Foundation
The Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology, Arizona State University
Carnegie Corporation of New York
American Federation of Teachers
American Institutes for Research
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