Save the Date for Using Collective Impact to Broaden Participation in STEM and CTE

National Network Convening: Using Collective Impact to Broaden Participation in STEM & CTE

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
2pm – 4pm EDT, 1pm – 3pm CDT; 12 – 2pm MDT; 11-1pm PDT

Join us to hear what we’ve learned about using collective impact in a multi-state systems approach and how you can get involved next with the NSF INCLUDES WE ARE STEM & CTE in the Middle Grades planning grant.

In 2017, NAPE was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to implement the Intermountain STEM network (IM STEM). IM STEM included stakeholders from government, business, education, and communities across six states (Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming) who represented STEM and CTE education and workforce development. IM STEM used a collective impact model to create systems changes in state-level agencies and organizations to provide diverse student populations access and opportunities for STEM and CTE success.

In 2021, NAPE was awarded an NSF INCLUDES Planning Grant. This grant, WE ARE STEM & CTE in the Middle Grades is focused on increasing participation of students in STEM and CTE in grades 5-10.

Silvia Ramos, NAPE Senior Director of Programs, will moderate the panel. Our Presenters, Mimi Lufkin, Ginger Fitzhugh, and Selena Connealy, will share the Collective Impact model and the results from our recent NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilot project, IMSTEM.

You also will also get a chance to have input on our next project, WE ARE STEM & CTE in the Middle Grades.

Silvia C. Ramos, M.S. serves as the Senior Director of Programs at The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE). For over 20 years Silvia has been a transformative equity strategist, partnering with educational, community and non-profit organizations to assist them in achieving systemic equity and thereby creating more equitable outcomes. 

Mimi Lufkin has over 40 years of experience as an educator advocating for access, equity and diversity in education and workforce development. From 1994 to 2018, Mimi served as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE). Mimi continues to support NAPE in her retirement as CEO Emerita.

Selena Connealy, PhD, is the Interim Associate Director of NM EPSCoR. Connealy has more than 25 years of experience with project management for educational and cultural organizations, and expertise in broadening participation and informal science learning. She served on the IM STEM Steering Committee and the Communication and Outreach Workgroup.

Ginger Fitzhugh, M.M., is a senior research associate and program evaluator at Education Development Center. Fitzhugh has more than 15 years of experience leading evaluations that examine programs targeted to ensure all students receive strong STEM educations. She led the evaluation of the NSF-NCLUDES funded IMSTEM project.

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