A trio of California funders has teamed up to fund education, aiming to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by bringing seasoned experts/retirees into the classroom.
"EnCorps was founded in 2007 by former Paramount Chair and CEO Sherry Lansing to attack this problem from a different angle. By helping mid-career or retired STEM workers transition into the classroom, the California-based nonprofit is giving experts a chance to get middle school and high school students excited about STEM learning. We wrote a few months ago about the Keck Foundation’s $250,000 grant to help EnCorps deepen its impact in California schools.
"Recently, three more funders stepped up to support the nonprofit’s efforts to recruit and train new STEM experts seeking a second act as educators. The American Honda Foundation is committing $10,000 to fund scholarships for Career Technical Education (CTE) and single-subject teacher credential programs and the Cheryl Saban Self-Worth Foundation for Women and Girls is providing $77,000 in credential scholarships. The Boeing Foundation is providing support for professional development with a $40,000 grant. The money is available to people selected as EnCorps teachers and fellows."--Tracey DeFrancesco, Inside Philanthropy