The Give Back Collaborative, Inc. specializes in the promotion and enrichment of STEM education for African-American and minority students through after-school enrichment programming in underserved communities.
Despite a national focus on directing more students towards science, technology, engineering, and math fields, minorities and women still are no more diverse in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) workforce now than in 2001. We aim to encourage and increase levels of interest in STEM, but we cannot achieve our goals alone. Find out how you can assist us in addressing this discrepancy and closing this gap.
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- African-Americans are underrepresented in the workforce and additionally, only 10% of African-Americans work in STEM fields. (U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration)
About half of the workforce in STEM fields of engineering and advanced manufacturing are approaching retirement, in which the growth in the percentage of young workers is not keeping pace. (Change The Equation)
In 2011, whites held 71% of STEM jobs, Asians held 15%, and Blacks only 6%. In 2009, white students obtained 65.5% of the STEM undergraduate degrees. However, STEM undergraduate degrees for blacks have remained flat for the past 9 years. (National Science Foundation)
The government has put forth an effort to increase STEM instruction across the nation, yet the average tech company only averages 2% of minorities on staff (TechRepublic)
African-Americans are 12% of the US population and in 2009, they received just 7% of all STEM bachelor's degrees, 4% of Master's degrees, and 2% of PhDs. (American Institute for Research)
Although women fill close to 50% of all jobs in the U.S. economy, they hold less than 25% of STEM jobs. (United States Department of Commerce)
By 2018, 779,000 jobs will require a degree in STEM, but current trends show only 550,000 will actually earn a STEM degree. (Federal STEM Education Five-Year Strategic Plan - Committee on STEM Education of the National Science and Technology Council)