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 100Kin10, she’s creating a new…

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  • Grace Clawater Doramus

    Grace Clawater Doramus

    Chief Innovation Officer

    As 100Kin10’s Chief Innovation Officer, 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

    Chief Program Officer

    As Chief Program Officer, Yasmin leads our work in organizing and mobilizing partners in making meaningful progress against their own commitments…

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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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  • 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

    Senior 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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  • Guadalupe Carrasco

    Guadalupe Carrasco

    Administrative Coordinator

    As Administrative Coordinator, Guadalupe, works with the Executive Director and the 100Kin10 Management Team to provide logistical support and…

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  • Monique Hoeflinger

    Monique Hoeflinger

    Director of Strategy

    As the Director of Strategy at 100Kin10, Monique is responsible for developing strategies to fully leverage the organization’s strengths and assets…

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  • Kate Isenberg

    Kate Isenberg

    Senior Manager, 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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  • 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 100Kin10’s approach to…

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  • Julie Paturzo

    Julie Paturzo

    Senior Manager, Partner Engagement

    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

    Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives

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

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  • Mable Yiu

    Mable Yiu

    Senior Community Coordinator

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

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  • AT&T
  • Carnegie
  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
  • Chevron
  • Dell
  • Freeport McMoran
  • Genentech
  • Heising-Simons
  • Project Management Institute Educational Foundation
  • The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation

We are also grateful for additional funding and support from:

  • APS
  • Amgen
  • Arizona Community Foundation
  • CA Technologies
  • CME
  • Carbonite
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Grable
  • Kauffman Foundation
  • Motorola
  • New Schools Venture Fund
  • Noyce Foundation
  • S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • Simons Foundation
  • 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 Plant

  • Jessica Anderson


  • Kinkini Banerjee

    Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

  • 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

    National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

  • 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

    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

  • Rain Henderson

    Elemental Advisors

  • Claudia Juech

    Cloudera Foundation

  • Grace Kim

    Independent Consultant

  • Carolyn Landel

    University of Texas at Austin

  • Justine Lucas

    Clara Lionel Foundation

  • Anu Malipatil

    Overdeck Family Foundation

  • Susan Marks

    Urban Schools Human Capital Academy

  • Talia Martin

    Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Tribal Department of Energy

  • Ellen Moir

    New Teacher Center

  • Taunya Nesin

    Gates Foundation

  • Kira Orange-Jones

    Teach for America

  • Maura Pally

    Clinton Foundation

  • Reese Pecot


  • Sonya Pryor-Jones

    Fab Foundation

  • 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