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Our Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Initiative

Today’s students are the innovators and pioneers of the future. Join us as we work to give all kids a high-quality STEM education that will open doors and expand their dreams.

A group of students working on a science experiment.

August 31, 2018

STEM Matters

STEM fields are at the core of our country’s innovation. All students—especially students from low-income backgrounds and students of color—should be fully included in the equation.

Teach For America and the Amgen Foundation launched the STEM Initiative in 2006, announcing our commitment to empowering all students with a great STEM education. Today, Teach For America is one of the largest—and most diverse—providers of STEM teachers in the country. Approximately 3,500 of our corps members teach an elementary or secondary STEM subject.

Spotlight on Computer Science

As part of our STEM Initiative, we’re working to recruit a diverse group of teachers to implement computer science in high-needs schools, through our Exploring Computer Science Fellowship. 

The ECS Fellowship is open to current corps members and alumni in the following regions:

  • D.C. Region
  • Kansas City
  • Mississippi
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Rio Grande Valley
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Washington 

We also work with the STEM AmeriCorps initiative to promote opportunities for educators to engage in out-of-school programs. This work is sponsored by partners like NCWIT, Google CS First, and

Our Partners

We’re grateful to the organizations including 100Kin10, AT&TBiogen Idec Foundation, ExxonMobil, Lincoln Financial Group, and STEMconnector, whose support powers our STEM Initiative. If you’re interested in supporting us, email