Community Career Readiness
Washington, DC Metropolitan Area – Since 2002, more than 100 employers have engaged with the leadership and teaching teams of Montgomery County Public Schools. The project, doing business as the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education, leverages 114th Professional Challenges to custom brand programming to match local goals.
The Young Professionals Conference – Convened at a local college campus, this conference format event features multiple sessions of challenges from regionally prominent careers, delivered to more than 8,600 diverse students since 2004.
Student Emerging Leaders Program – Inspired by participation in the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, this 6-month long mentored challenge has helped more than 1,100 diverse students understand and propose productive solutions to issues of importance in their communities.
Community STEM Readiness
North Texas Area (Dallas / Fort Worth) – North Texas Area (Dallas / Fort Worth) – From 2013 through 2015, the 114th partnered with a conglomerate of education, industry and foundation organizations to raise students’ awareness of and plans to pursue STEM careers through Spark 101 STEM Skills Videos. Partners for this project included The Perot Museum, Meadows Foundation, AT&T, Deloitte, UnitedHealthcare, the Dallas Independent School District, Uplift Education Charter Network, the Dallas Education Foundation, Educate Texas and the Sid W. Richardson Foundation.
- Texas remains one of the largest Spark 101 user groups, with thousands of new students reached post-grant period.
National STEM Readiness
Nationwide – The 114th Partnership has facilitated the development of goals and strategies to support 20,000+ students engaged in STEM challenges and events.
STEM Career Accelerator Day (CAD) is a national campaign and series of concurrent events hosted during the month of October designed provide students, their teachers and parents deep exposure to and a sustainable experience with companies and organizations that provide career paths in these specialized STEM fields. Through CAD, employers and educators across the country hosted events that newly inspire students to pursue a career-path in the STEM fields.
Supporting employer event designs
Providing evaluation tools and services to quantify impact and inform continuous improvement
Securing more than 15,000 of the students reached
State-Wide STEM Readiness
Hawaii – The 114th Partnership coordinated a joint research project- STEM by Choice- with the Hawaii State Department of Education (Hawaii DOE) and ASCD. ASCD advances the skills and knowledge of practicing educators through publications, convening and professional development programs and serves more than 120,000 members across all 50 states and around the world. STEM by Choice will create new interactive videos focused on Hawaiian STEM employers, accompanying teacher resources, and professional learning experiences for teachers and school counselors. After these experiences, the 114th Partnership will evaluate the impact of this intervention through students’ perception of STEM coursework relevancy, STEM career interest, and STEM course taking patterns.