Washington STEM Selected as SAP Concur Community Impact Partner
Seattle, Washington—Statewide nonprofit Washington STEM is pleased to announce it has been chosen by SAP Concur as a Community Impact Partner to support student opportunity through a high-quality, equitable STEM education.
SAP Concur will contribute a $75,000 grant coupled with purposeful engagement from SAP Concur employees. Washington STEM will focus on advancing programs and policies that support student connections to STEM career pathways, with a special focus on students of color, girls and young women, students from low-income communities, and students from rural communities.
“We are happy to announce Washington STEM as SAP Concur’s local nonprofit for our Community Impact partnerships,” said Jenn McColly, Vice President of Employee Experience at SAP Concur. “SAP Concur’s Corporate Social Responsibility has a strong focus on STEM education, and Washington STEM supports this focus by working within the Washington school system to build curriculums and prepare STEM educators for the future of STEM. We’re excited to help prepare our future generations for success within the STEM field.”
The grant from SAP Concur will allow Washington STEM to expand policies and programs that support career connected learning. Career connected learning includes exploring career interests, engaging in real-world, project-based learning, participating in worksite tours and job shadows, participating in Career and Technical Education, having access to professional mentors, doing internships and apprenticeships, and gaining competencies and credentials aligned to high-demand careers.
“SAP Concur knows what it takes to get students on the pathways to high-demand technology career pathways and we’re thrilled to partner with them to support Washington students – especially students of color, girls and young women, students from low-income communities, and students from rural communities,” said Caroline King, CEO of Washington STEM.
Washington STEM works with business, education, and community leaders through ten regional STEM Networks across the state that collectively impact more than 660,000 students across the state from preschool through postsecondary education. Support from SAP Concur allows Washington STEM to sustain and expand efforts to focus on scalable solutions that create maximum impact for Washington’s students.
Washington STEM will participate in SAP Concur’s EX Connect kick-off (a three-day event for SAP Concur employees) announcing their corporate responsibility investments and nonprofit partnerships, with collective efforts beginning immediately thereafter. Says Washington STEM’s CEO Caroline King – “Together, we can go further, faster. Our young people don’t have time for us to wait.”
For more information contact Jesse Gilliam at firstname.lastname@example.org.