Stakeholder Stories

Category: Stakeholder Stories

Why Family Engagement Matters for STEM Ecosystems – A Panel of Family Engagement Professionals, Working in Communities
Family Stories

A panel discusses family engagement from a provider perspective, including a broader vision for the work as well as biggest lessons learned from failure.

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Getting grown-ups excited – Walter Isaacson, former Time magazine editor, takes questions from the audience after a keynote address
Family Stories

Former CEO of the Aspen Institute, Walter Isaacson, answers a student’s question about how to get excited about STEM. His response isn’t about the students getting excited, however he does have a message for grown-ups.

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“The Big Picture” – Tulsa Engages Business Leaders by Being Sensitive to their Needs
Business/Industry Stories

Knowing your audience is critical when speaking with business leaders. Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance listens to business and industry to solve their workforce concerns of the future.

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Using data to understand community gaps – Omaha gets partners on the same page to articulate a unified message
Business/Industry Stories, Post-secondary and Training Stories

In just three years, the Omaha STEM Ecosystem has built a network of almost 800 partners, working together towards a common goal. Business and education partners have worked to identify gaps in the community, most notably the need for deeper family engagement.

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Outlining the Future Together – Ventura County STEM Network Keeps Family at the Center of the Narrative
Post-secondary and Training Stories

Narratives are powerful - they can be used to belittle or uplift entire communities. VC STEM makes STEM relevant and co-creates a narrative of the future side by side with families.

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World Champions: Community College in Northeast Ohio Sees Family Engagement as Key Driver of Success
Post-secondary and Training Stories

A robotics program in NeoSTEM sparks family engagement and leads to an exploration of new career possibilities. A two-year college creates a community around robots.

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The parent who showed up for everything is now the crusader for families – The Interdisciplinary Science Engineering Partnership (ISEP) in Buffalo, NY has a strong track record of involving families in STEM initiatives
Post-secondary and Training Stories

ISEP programs are designed WITH families with the intention to empower a sense of ownership over their students’ lives. ISEP even pays parents to participate in the process.

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Community Colleges are the best kept secret for workforce development in America – Tampa offers families affordable options for upward mobility
Post-secondary and Training Stories

Community colleges offer important and affordable career options for students. The Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE) at Hillsborough Community College expands post-secondary options for families.

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OC STEM Family Toolkit on CA Common Core Standards
School (K-12) Stories

A toolkit for parents and students to understand California Standards, also referred to as the Common Core Standards. All materials are available in English and Spanish.

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Got STEM? Families are Key as students head back to school
Out of School Stories, School (K-12) Stories

The blog acknowledges the achievement gaps that exist for students that don’t have access to summer and afterschool opportunities. STEM Next Opportunity Fund gives four easy tips to support families in connecting to STEM opportunities within the community.

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