A Consortium Member of CSforAll, Changing Expectations is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to providing K-12 and higher education STEM learning opportunities to alleviate diverse talent shortages and advance the future STEM and computing workforce by inspiring and preparing K-12 and college students. We particularly focus on preparing and supporting those who are underrepresented in STEM fields: female, low income, and students of color–to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math related fields. Changing Expectations mission is to provide the highest impact STEM and computer coding programs to inspire young people from diverse backgrounds and prepare them to pursue STEM careers. We focus our work on reaching out to students who might otherwise not have access to quality STEM education programs.
As an affiliate of Code.org, Changing Expectations is also focused on computer coding education that develops partnerships with hundreds of STEM teachers around the state of Texas as well as universities to inspire and prepare a more diverse tech employee population. We were founded with the goal of increasing the number of women and under-represented minorities entering the STEM and technology field. With the tech industry’s support, we know that Changing Expectations can provide a sustained initiative to support the preparation, hiring, and participation of women and ethnically diverse students and adults in technology and computer industries. Our Code.org programs for teachers and students align well with the industry’s tech and computing needs.
We are also initiating a partnership with Austin ISD, The University of Texas-Austin, and Huston-Tillotson University which focuses on providing research related tech internships and apprenticeship programs for young men and women of color. We want to partner with the tech industry on building such programs. With your support, we hope to partner on reducing the K-12 STEM and computer science education inequality gaps and helping women and minorities have a pathway to success in technology careers.
Students, parents, and educators grades K – 12 will be referred by high-need schools, other service providers, and may also apply for participation in the STEM educational programs. Join the Changing Expectations Corp email list for announcements of programs and events.
It is anticipated that programs will be FREE of charge to principals, counselors, teachers, parents, and students, dependent upon resources secured. Volunteers, financial contributions, and donations of computer equipment and STEM education supplies are welcomed. Educators will receive CPEs when participating in sessions, and it is anticipated that financial stipends/STEM resources will be provided to educators and students upon the submission of a STEM product.
(1) Pre- and post-assessments and (2) evidence of enrollment for students/parents and evidence of employment for staff from the priority schools.
Go to the Contact page to request more info about enrollment in the STEM program.