We build smart partnerships

When it comes to bringing about substantial, systemwide change in STEM education, Washington STEM knows that it takes more than any one organization or individual to make that change possible.

We build smart partnerships

When it comes to bringing about substantial, systemwide change in STEM education, Washington STEM knows that it takes more than any one organization or individual to make that change possible.

Our partners are instrumental in ensuring that all students in Washington receive a high-quality STEM education. Whether it’s advancing key policies in our state legislature, bringing alignment across education systems, or supporting key practices on the ground, our partnerships are what make Washington STEM so effective.

Susan Mullaney, President of Kaiser Permanente, speaks at the Washington STEM Summit

Our partnerships help create significant impact on STEM education in Washington. Here are just a few examples of what we’ve been able to collectively accomplish:

  • 29,000 students will access apprenticeships, internships, job-shadows, and other career connected learning opportunities because we partnered with state and local agencies to co-found and serve as a lead partner in Career Connect Washington.
  • 1,751 students were awarded Washington State Opportunity Scholarships of up to $22,500 each to complete high-demand STEM or health care degrees thanks to recruitment efforts from our regional STEM Networks.
  • 551,760 Washington children 0-8 are supported by Washington STEM’s community and statewide partners participating in the WA Early Math Coalition. Together we’re driving improvement and innovation related to practices, programs, and policy that will improve math readiness for low-income students and students of color by 30-40%.
  • 60,000: Number of kids and adult family members who learned about the STEM literacy skills needed for Washington’s jobs of the future at South Central STEM Network’s STEM Building at the Central Washington State Fair.
  • Students in more than 20 school districts across the state will now receive high-quality computer science education because of our successful advocacy for $2 million in state and private funds.
  • Our advocacy resulted in 6 new Washington MESA community college programs funded by the state, advocacy, mentorship, and support around high-quality STEM education for 900 young people of color.

Washington STEM is always on the hunt for STEM Innovators, those organizations and individuals who develop the best solutions to our education system’s most pressing problems.
If your organization is interested in partnering with Washington STEM, please contact the following individuals:

  • Non-profit, education, or state partnerships, please contact Jesse Gilliam, Director of Communications and Policy at jesse@washingtonstem.org.
  • Corporate partnerships, please contact Matt Cronin, Corporate Partnerships Manager at matt@washingtonstem.org.
  • Foundation partnerships, please contact Christina Khatri, Development Operations Manager at christina@washingtonstem.org.