2020 ANNUAL REPORT

Letter from the CEO
& Board Chair

In a year like no other, Washington students, families, and communities had to confront sustained challenges stemming from a once-in-a-century global pandemic while in the throes of a racial justice reckoning. These events, and their disproportionate impact on the communities we center in our work, made it clear that we needed to press on.

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Angela Jones, J.D., Washington STEM CEO

Liz Tinkham, Board Chair

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS SUPPORTING STEM EDUCATION ACROSS THE STATE

OUR DONORS
OUR IMPACT
IN 2020
10,500
educators, parents, and caregivers supported with early math learning resources
10,000
K-12 students supported through our STEM Networks partners
7,700
K-12 students supported through our STEM Networks partners
1M+
K-12 students supported through our STEM Networks partners
30
women STEM professionals promoted through our Notable Women in STEM campaign
76
school districts supported, through Washington State LASER, in developing equitable STEM education strategies and acting on those strategies
39
students celebrated who committed themselves to a future in STEM through STEM Signing Day
29,000
young children engaged in early math learning experiences through our Early Learning initiative
PARTNERSHIPS
Partnered with Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs and other regional partners to connect students with career experiences through three new Career Connect Tech Academies
CO-LEADERSHIP WITH CCW
Co-led implementation and scaling of Career Connect Washington (CCW) – an initiative that creates work-based, academic programs for young people – through the support of 9 CCW Networks and 33 intermediary grantees
10,500
educators, parents, and caregivers supported with early math learning resources
10,000
K-12 students supported through our STEM Networks partners
7,700
K-12 students supported through our STEM Networks partners
1M+
K-12 students supported through our STEM Networks partners
30
women STEM professionals promoted through our Notable Women in STEM campaign
76
school districts supported, through Washington State LASER, in developing equitable STEM education strategies and acting on those strategies
39
students celebrated who committed themselves to a future in STEM through STEM Signing Day
29,000
young children engaged in early math learning experiences through our Early Learning initiative
PARTNERSHIPS
Partnered with Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs and other regional partners to connect students with career experiences through three new Career Connect Tech Academies
CO-LEADERSHIP WITH CCW
Co-led implementation and scaling of Career Connect Washington (CCW) – an initiative that creates work-based, academic programs for young people – through the support of 9 CCW Networks and 33 intermediary grantees

“Equitable access to STEM education is key to the continued growth and success of our state. Washington STEM’s work is critical to creating solutions and statewide partnerships to advance educational equity, especially for students historically underrepresented in STEM fields.“

Jolenta Coleman-Bush

Senior Program Manager,
Washington State, Microsoft Philanthropies

STORIES
OF CHANGE
Washington STEM partnered with the Commission on Hispanic Affairs to develop a new approach to STEM career pathways in Washington through the development of Career Connect Tech Academies.
Over the past three years, Washington STEM and LASER have partnered to create a strategic approach to improving science education, building the internal capacity and skill to better center equity in science and STEM education.
Washington state's child care and early education systems were already in crisis before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. What can be done to bolster and reimagine early learning to provide the high-quality care and positive learning interactions children need?
Systemic rascism and injustice reached a tipping point in the Summer of 2020. Washington STEM CEO, Angela Jones, J.D., shared her thoughts and reflections on the path forward to justice and equity at Washington STEM.

“We knew that for the Career Connect Tech Academy model to work, we would have to partner with an organization that sits at the intersection of industry and education, and that’s Washington STEM.”

Brian
Moreno

Commissioner, Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs

STEM NETWORKS:COMMUNITY IMPACT

Northwest Washington
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Northwest Washington STEM Network helped bring the Career Awareness program to over 1,400 middle school students. After completing the program, student interest in STEM careers increased from 34% to 83%.
×
The Snohomish STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Snohomish STEM Network hosted the Snohomish STEM Summit, which convened more than 150 key county leaders, reviewed indicators, and addressed career-connected learning and STEM opportunities to help close the skills gap for the future workforce.
×
The West Sound STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The West Sound STEM Network partnered with higher education, industry members, Tribes, military, and nonprofits to deliver 15+ STEM training opportunities for teachers, expanding their STEM knowledge and leadership skills.
×
King County Stem Partners
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
In addition to working alongside our statewide STEM Network partners, we also work to partner with King County-based nonprofits like Zeno Math. The themes of healing, community support, and cultural inclusion echoed throughout the third annual Zeno Summer Institute, where educators, caregivers, and advocates gathered for two days to learn how to better support families of color in providing foundational math experiences for early learners.
×
The Apple STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Apple STEM Network, in partnership with the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee and the Workforce Alliance, created the first manufacturing “Career Launch and Youth Apprenticeship” in Grant County.
×
The Spokane STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
In partnership with Spokane Community College and the Mead School District, the Spokane STEM Network helped develop 16 dual credit pathways and aligned programs in high-demand employment sectors for students to work towards their Associate of Applied Science degree while completing their high school diploma.
×
The Tacoma STEAM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Tacoma STEAM Network partnered and engaged with businesses to host Powering Up Educators externships for 30 educators who serve students of color. The externships increased educators’ knowledge of STEM- related careers and changes in today’s workforce.
×
The Capital STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Capital STEM Network and ESD 113, received a $100,000 grant through the Employment Security Department to support expanding Career Connected Learning.
×
The South Central Washington STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The South Central Washington STEM Network piloted the Math for Love curriculum at Blossoms Early Learning Center to promote a positive math mindset and establish a strong foundation in early math skills.
×
Career Connect Southwest
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Southwest Washington STEM Network, in partnership with Shin- Etsu America, Clark College, and area school districts, developed a model career pathway in Advanced Manufacturing in which students engaged in problem-based learning on modern manufacturing technology and experienced real-world internships that set them on a course to “earn and learn” in the endorsed Mechatronics Career Launch program.
×
The Mid-Columbia STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Mid-Columbia STEM Network, in support of strong cradle-to-career STEM education opportunities across the region, offered the STEM Like Me! suite of Career Connected Learning programs to more than 6,000 students.
×
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Northwest Washington
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Northwest Washington STEM Network helped bring the Career Awareness program to over 1,400 middle school students. After completing the program, student interest in STEM careers increased from 34% to 83%.
×
The Snohomish STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Snohomish STEM Network hosted the Snohomish STEM Summit, which convened more than 150 key county leaders, reviewed indicators, and addressed career-connected learning and STEM opportunities to help close the skills gap for the future workforce.
×
The West Sound STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The West Sound STEM Network partnered with higher education, industry members, Tribes, military, and nonprofits to deliver 15+ STEM training opportunities for teachers, expanding their STEM knowledge and leadership skills.
×
King County Stem Partners
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
In addition to working alongside our statewide STEM Network partners, we also work to partner with King County-based nonprofits like Zeno Math. The themes of healing, community support, and cultural inclusion echoed throughout the third annual Zeno Summer Institute, where educators, caregivers, and advocates gathered for two days to learn how to better support families of color in providing foundational math experiences for early learners.
×
The Apple STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Apple STEM Network, in partnership with the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee and the Workforce Alliance, created the first manufacturing “Career Launch and Youth Apprenticeship” in Grant County.
×
The Spokane STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
In partnership with Spokane Community College and the Mead School District, the Spokane STEM Network helped develop 16 dual credit pathways and aligned programs in high-demand employment sectors for students to work towards their Associate of Applied Science degree while completing their high school diploma.
×
The Tacoma STEAM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Tacoma STEAM Network partnered and engaged with businesses to host Powering Up Educators externships for 30 educators who serve students of color. The externships increased educators’ knowledge of STEM- related careers and changes in today’s workforce.
×
The Capital STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Capital STEM Network and ESD 113, received a $100,000 grant through the Employment Security Department to support expanding Career Connected Learning.
×
The South Central Washington STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The South Central Washington STEM Network piloted the Math for Love curriculum at Blossoms Early Learning Center to promote a positive math mindset and establish a strong foundation in early math skills.
×
Career Connect Southwest
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Southwest Washington STEM Network, in partnership with Shin- Etsu America, Clark College, and area school districts, developed a model career pathway in Advanced Manufacturing in which students engaged in problem-based learning on modern manufacturing technology and experienced real-world internships that set them on a course to “earn and learn” in the endorsed Mechatronics Career Launch program.
×
The Mid-Columbia STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Mid-Columbia STEM Network, in support of strong cradle-to-career STEM education opportunities across the region, offered the STEM Like Me! suite of Career Connected Learning programs to more than 6,000 students.
×
northwestwa snohomish westsound kingcounty apple spokane capitalregion tacoma southcentralwa midcolumbia swwacareer
Northwest Washington
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Northwest Washington STEM Network helped bring the Career Awareness program to over 1,400 middle school students. After completing the program, student interest in STEM careers increased from 34% to 83%.
×
The Snohomish STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Snohomish STEM Network hosted the Snohomish STEM Summit, which convened more than 150 key county leaders, reviewed indicators, and addressed career-connected learning and STEM opportunities to help close the skills gap for the future workforce.
×
The West Sound STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The West Sound STEM Network partnered with higher education, industry members, Tribes, military, and nonprofits to deliver 15+ STEM training opportunities for teachers, expanding their STEM knowledge and leadership skills.
×
King County Stem Partners
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
In addition to working alongside our statewide STEM Network partners, we also work to partner with King County-based nonprofits like Zeno Math. The themes of healing, community support, and cultural inclusion echoed throughout the third annual Zeno Summer Institute, where educators, caregivers, and advocates gathered for two days to learn how to better support families of color in providing foundational math experiences for early learners.
×
The Apple STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Apple STEM Network, in partnership with the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee and the Workforce Alliance, created the first manufacturing “Career Launch and Youth Apprenticeship” in Grant County.
×
The Spokane STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
In partnership with Spokane Community College and the Mead School District, the Spokane STEM Network helped develop 16 dual credit pathways and aligned programs in high-demand employment sectors for students to work towards their Associate of Applied Science degree while completing their high school diploma.
×
The Tacoma STEAM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Tacoma STEAM Network partnered and engaged with businesses to host Powering Up Educators externships for 30 educators who serve students of color. The externships increased educators’ knowledge of STEM- related careers and changes in today’s workforce.
×
The Capital STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Capital STEM Network and ESD 113, received a $100,000 grant through the Employment Security Department to support expanding Career Connected Learning.
×
The South Central Washington STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The South Central Washington STEM Network piloted the Math for Love curriculum at Blossoms Early Learning Center to promote a positive math mindset and establish a strong foundation in early math skills.
×
Career Connect Southwest
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Southwest Washington STEM Network, in partnership with Shin- Etsu America, Clark College, and area school districts, developed a model career pathway in Advanced Manufacturing in which students engaged in problem-based learning on modern manufacturing technology and experienced real-world internships that set them on a course to “earn and learn” in the endorsed Mechatronics Career Launch program.
×
The Mid-Columbia STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Mid-Columbia STEM Network, in support of strong cradle-to-career STEM education opportunities across the region, offered the STEM Like Me! suite of Career Connected Learning programs to more than 6,000 students.
×
northwestwa snohomish westsound kingcounty apple spokane tacoma capitalregion southcentralwa midcolumbia swwacareer
Northwest Washington
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Northwest Washington STEM Network helped bring the Career Awareness program to over 1,400 middle school students. After completing the program, student interest in STEM careers increased from 34% to 83%.
×
The Snohomish STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Snohomish STEM Network hosted the Snohomish STEM Summit, which convened more than 150 key county leaders, reviewed indicators, and addressed career-connected learning and STEM opportunities to help close the skills gap for the future workforce.
×
The West Sound STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The West Sound STEM Network partnered with higher education, industry members, Tribes, military, and nonprofits to deliver 15+ STEM training opportunities for teachers, expanding their STEM knowledge and leadership skills.
×
King County Stem Partners
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
In addition to working alongside our statewide STEM Network partners, we also work to partner with King County-based nonprofits like Zeno Math. The themes of healing, community support, and cultural inclusion echoed throughout the third annual Zeno Summer Institute, where educators, caregivers, and advocates gathered for two days to learn how to better support families of color in providing foundational math experiences for early learners.
×
The Apple STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Apple STEM Network, in partnership with the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee and the Workforce Alliance, created the first manufacturing “Career Launch and Youth Apprenticeship” in Grant County.
×
The Spokane STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
In partnership with Spokane Community College and the Mead School District, the Spokane STEM Network helped develop 16 dual credit pathways and aligned programs in high-demand employment sectors for students to work towards their Associate of Applied Science degree while completing their high school diploma.
×
The Tacoma STEAM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Tacoma STEAM Network partnered and engaged with businesses to host Powering Up Educators externships for 30 educators who serve students of color. The externships increased educators’ knowledge of STEM- related careers and changes in today’s workforce.
×
The Capital STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Capital STEM Network and ESD 113, received a $100,000 grant through the Employment Security Department to support expanding Career Connected Learning.
×
The South Central Washington STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The South Central Washington STEM Network piloted the Math for Love curriculum at Blossoms Early Learning Center to promote a positive math mindset and establish a strong foundation in early math skills.
×
Career Connect Southwest
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Southwest Washington STEM Network, in partnership with Shin- Etsu America, Clark College, and area school districts, developed a model career pathway in Advanced Manufacturing in which students engaged in problem-based learning on modern manufacturing technology and experienced real-world internships that set them on a course to “earn and learn” in the endorsed Mechatronics Career Launch program.
×
The Mid-Columbia STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Mid-Columbia STEM Network, in support of strong cradle-to-career STEM education opportunities across the region, offered the STEM Like Me! suite of Career Connected Learning programs to more than 6,000 students.
×
northwestwa snohomish westsound kingcounty apple spokane capitalregion tacoma southcentralwa midcolumbia swwacareer
Northwest Washington
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Northwest Washington STEM Network helped bring the Career Awareness program to over 1,400 middle school students. After completing the program, student interest in STEM careers increased from 34% to 83%.
×
The Snohomish STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Snohomish STEM Network hosted the Snohomish STEM Summit, which convened more than 150 key county leaders, reviewed indicators, and addressed career-connected learning and STEM opportunities to help close the skills gap for the future workforce.
×
The West Sound STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The West Sound STEM Network partnered with higher education, industry members, Tribes, military, and nonprofits to deliver 15+ STEM training opportunities for teachers, expanding their STEM knowledge and leadership skills.
×
King County Stem Partners
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
In addition to working alongside our statewide STEM Network partners, we also work to partner with King County-based nonprofits like Zeno Math. The themes of healing, community support, and cultural inclusion echoed throughout the third annual Zeno Summer Institute, where educators, caregivers, and advocates gathered for two days to learn how to better support families of color in providing foundational math experiences for early learners.
×
The Apple STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Apple STEM Network, in partnership with the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee and the Workforce Alliance, created the first manufacturing “Career Launch and Youth Apprenticeship” in Grant County.
×
The Spokane STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
In partnership with Spokane Community College and the Mead School District, the Spokane STEM Network helped develop 16 dual credit pathways and aligned programs in high-demand employment sectors for students to work towards their Associate of Applied Science degree while completing their high school diploma.
×
The Tacoma STEAM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Tacoma STEAM Network partnered and engaged with businesses to host Powering Up Educators externships for 30 educators who serve students of color. The externships increased educators’ knowledge of STEM- related careers and changes in today’s workforce.
×
The Capital STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Capital STEM Network and ESD 113, received a $100,000 grant through the Employment Security Department to support expanding Career Connected Learning.
×
The South Central Washington STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The South Central Washington STEM Network piloted the Math for Love curriculum at Blossoms Early Learning Center to promote a positive math mindset and establish a strong foundation in early math skills.
×
Career Connect Southwest
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Southwest Washington STEM Network, in partnership with Shin- Etsu America, Clark College, and area school districts, developed a model career pathway in Advanced Manufacturing in which students engaged in problem-based learning on modern manufacturing technology and experienced real-world internships that set them on a course to “earn and learn” in the endorsed Mechatronics Career Launch program.
×
The Mid-Columbia STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Mid-Columbia STEM Network, in support of strong cradle-to-career STEM education opportunities across the region, offered the STEM Like Me! suite of Career Connected Learning programs to more than 6,000 students.
×
northwestwa snohomish kingcounty westsound apple spokane tacoma capitalregion southcentralwa midcolumbia swwacareer
Northwest Washington
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Northwest Washington STEM Network helped bring the Career Awareness program to over 1,400 middle school students. After completing the program, student interest in STEM careers increased from 34% to 83%.
×
The Snohomish STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Snohomish STEM Network hosted the Snohomish STEM Summit, which convened more than 150 key county leaders, reviewed indicators, and addressed career-connected learning and STEM opportunities to help close the skills gap for the future workforce.
×
The West Sound STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The West Sound STEM Network partnered with higher education, industry members, Tribes, military, and nonprofits to deliver 15+ STEM training opportunities for teachers, expanding their STEM knowledge and leadership skills.
×
King County Stem Partners
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
In addition to working alongside our statewide STEM Network partners, we also work to partner with King County-based nonprofits like Zeno Math. The themes of healing, community support, and cultural inclusion echoed throughout the third annual Zeno Summer Institute, where educators, caregivers, and advocates gathered for two days to learn how to better support families of color in providing foundational math experiences for early learners.
×
The Apple STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Apple STEM Network, in partnership with the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee and the Workforce Alliance, created the first manufacturing “Career Launch and Youth Apprenticeship” in Grant County.
×
The Spokane STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
In partnership with Spokane Community College and the Mead School District, the Spokane STEM Network helped develop 16 dual credit pathways and aligned programs in high-demand employment sectors for students to work towards their Associate of Applied Science degree while completing their high school diploma.
×
The Tacoma STEAM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Tacoma STEAM Network partnered and engaged with businesses to host Powering Up Educators externships for 30 educators who serve students of color. The externships increased educators’ knowledge of STEM- related careers and changes in today’s workforce.
×
The Capital STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Capital STEM Network and ESD 113, received a $100,000 grant through the Employment Security Department to support expanding Career Connected Learning.
×
The South Central Washington STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The South Central Washington STEM Network piloted the Math for Love curriculum at Blossoms Early Learning Center to promote a positive math mindset and establish a strong foundation in early math skills.
×
Career Connect Southwest
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Southwest Washington STEM Network, in partnership with Shin- Etsu America, Clark College, and area school districts, developed a model career pathway in Advanced Manufacturing in which students engaged in problem-based learning on modern manufacturing technology and experienced real-world internships that set them on a course to “earn and learn” in the endorsed Mechatronics Career Launch program.
×
The Mid-Columbia STEM Network
STEM Network based in Wenatchee, WA
The Mid-Columbia STEM Network, in support of strong cradle-to-career STEM education opportunities across the region, offered the STEM Like Me! suite of Career Connected Learning programs to more than 6,000 students.
×
northwestwa snohomish westsound kingcounty apple spokane tacoma capitalregion southcentralwa swwacareer midcolumbia

STEM NETWORKS:COMMUNITY IMPACT

Washington STEM invests in and works alongside a network of STEM partners that harness and employ STEM education best practices within their communities. These ten regional STEM Networks and King County STEM Partners are made up of education, business, and community leaders and provide access to the best STEM education, opportunities, and careers in their regions. 2020

FINANCIALS

FUNCTIONAL
EXPENSES

78%

Programs

11%

Management & General

10%

Fundraising

REVENUE
SOURCES

13%

Corporate

25%

Foundation

37%

Earned Revenue

20%

Fiscal Sponsorships

5%

Individual