We recruit science and math professionals to teach in high needs schools, and need a way to more clearly communicate our program so that we can attract these new teachers to the field. In addition, being able to communicate our impact on the classroom and students will help us with fundraising. All of this leads to more highly qualified STEM teachers in high needs classrooms - giving high needs students access and opportunity they might not normally have.
The EnCorps STEM Teachers Program empowers science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals to transform public education by teaching in high needs K-12 schools.
According to California State University and the California Teachers Association, California's demand for new STEM teachers in the next decade is expected to be over 33,000; the current rate of teacher production in our state cannot come close to meeting the projected demand.
As an innovative solution, EnCorps recruits career changing and retiring STEM professionals from the private industry into our award-winning Teaching Fellowship; instead of retiring, STEM experts are "re-wired" to become effective teachers in the classroom and pass their knowledge to the next generation.
EnCorps has recruited, selected and supported 900+ STEM professionals making the transition to K-12 teaching and impacts 30,000 underserved students annually. EnCorps partners with public schools and charter management organizations to place STEM experts as guest teachers and full-time credentialed instructions in math, science and Career and Technical Education (CTE) subjects.
EnCorps has been recognized regionally and nationally for its work; we received the US2020 STEM Mentoring Award (2016), Annenberg Challenge for Innovation in Technology Award (2017), Silicon Valley Education Foundation STEM Innovation Award (2017), Carl and Roberta Deutsch Foundation HALO Award (2018), and was a Semifinalist for the Drucker Prize (2018).