OUR IMPACT

Through in-school programming, production and distribution of impactful, relevant content and the building of cross-sector partnerships, STEAM the Streets has become a force in the ecosystem to create a more inclusive STEAM career pipeline.

The Opportunity Gap Challenge

An estimated 9.5 Million STEM/STEAM jobs will exist in the United States in 2018.

Currently, less than 20% of college attendees are enrolled in STEM majors.

More than 1.5 Million of those STEM jobs will remain unfilled due to lack of qualified applicants at this rate.

Many suburban districts are addressing this crisis by providing programs, but inner cities are still far behind the curve. Only 25% of U.S. middle/high schools have high quality computer science programs.

Only 5% of employees at top tech companies are Black or Hispanic. If this continues, there will be a vast underrepresentation of talent of color in our nation’s brightest occupations.

Our Successes Through Programs

  • Since 2016 STEAM the Streets has directly served over 1800 youth, in addition to more than two million impressions via online media campaigns.
  • A music video we co-produced about Black Inventors, “Black Made That,” involving over 300 students from Richmond, CA & New Bedford, MA, has garnered 1.3 million cumulative views and 32 thousand shares. Educators across the country are using it to engage students around Black History and STEAM.
  • Since 2017, we have released nine episodes of “STEAM Powered,” a video series profiling STEAM professionals of color. Profiles include the director of engineering at Pandora and an engineering manager at Adobe Systems. We utilize the videos for school assemblies, online distribution, and as resources to help close the diversity, education, and employment gaps in STEAM.
  • Through a long-term partnership, since 2016, with Carney Academy in New Bedford, MA we've used our in-school programs which in part has led to doubling the amount of 5th grade students who scored proficient on the Massachusetts Science assessment from 30% to 60%
  • In 2018 Keith Middle School reached only 7% of their target on the Massachusetts state assessment, and that number jumped to 66% in 2019 when they began partnering with STEAM the Streets.
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