Tech Academies Fellowship
Our award-winning Tech Academies Fellowship program empowers educators in our partner districts to become leaders in cross-curricular engineering instruction.
The STEM Pathways steering committee is comprised of cross-sector partners who are co-designing a system of connected, effective mentoring and career pathway supports and services to connect local marginalized youth to Silicon Valley careers.
Through deep partnerships with 11 school districts and expanded learning programs serving these districts, The Tech Academies is making a dramatic difference in STEM education for underserved communities.
About The Tech Academies
Since 2014, we have supported a network of model STEM programs and Engineering Education Leaders that nurture the next generation of Silicon Valley innovators. Our goal is to systemically integrate K-12 STEM education opportunities in our 11 school districts and the expanded learning programs serving these districts, particularly for those populations traditionally underrepresented in STEM.
We are grateful to our Tech Academy schools, expanded learning programs and key partners who helped us launch and develop this program. These trailblazers include: Boys and Girls Club of Silicon Valley; Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County; City of San Jose; City Year San José/Silicon Valley; Sacred Heart Community Service; Think Together; YMCA of Silicon Valley; Ocala STEAM Academy (ARUSD); Monroe Middle School (CUSD); Dahl Elementary, Meadows Elementary and Lairon College Preparatory Academy (FMSD); Brownell Middle School and El Roble Elementary (GUSD); Britton Middle School, PA Walsh STEAM Academy and El Toro Health Science Academy (MHUSD); Ida Jew Academies (MPESD); Julia Baldwin Elementary (OGSD);
Muwekma Ohlone Middle School and Washington Elementary (SJUSD), San José State University and Santa Clara County Office of Education.
Thank you to the supporters who make our work possible:
Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation, J.A. Unruh Family Foundation, IBM, Genentech, Raquel Gonzalez, Krause Foundation, Hitz Foundation, and The Davidson Family Foundation.
The computer science component of this program is conducted in partnership with San Jose State University’s Jay Pinson STEM Education Program.
The Tech Academies program has been recognized with the following prestigious state and national awards:
- 2020 EdCom Award for Innovation in Museum Education (American Alliance of Museums)
- 2019 Superintendent's Award for Excellence in Museum Education (California Association of Museums)