Couragion has been fortunate to meet organizations with whom we have a strong synergy to increase both the access & participation in STEM education. In order to support our customers & achieve our larger vision, we’ve teamed up with the following amazing partners who share our mission to inspire students to pursue STEM-related careers.
The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) provides opportunities for K–12 teachers and their students to better understand CS and to more successfully prepare themselves to teach and learn. Today, CSTA's membership consists of more than 25,000 members from more than 145 countries. CSTA's mission to empower, engage and advocate for K-12 CS teachers worldwide aligns nicely with our mission of boosting the number and diversity of students that pursue STEM pathways. More and more, CS is a part of every STEM job and so it is critical that students everywhere have a qualified CS teacher in their lives!
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is the only national non-profit community of nearly 900 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase girls’ and women’s meaningful participation in computing. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers. NCWIT was chartered in 2004 by the National Science Foundation. It’s pretty obvious why we jive with NCWIT. In 2016 Couragion was proud to win startup of the year at the same awards ceremony where Lucy won a lifetime achievement award. She’s been a force and source of encouragement for Couragion’s founders for nearly two decades. Find out more at www.ncwit.org.
CareerWise Colorado is a nonprofit implementing a statewide youth-apprenticeship program for high-school students in career pathways such as information technology, financial services, business operations and advanced manufacturing. Apprentices gain in-demand workforce skills, a valuable industry credential, and approximately 30 hours of debt-free college credit all while earning an hourly wage. CareerWise and Couragion are partnering to integrate career exploration that illuminates multiple, potential pathways and supports students in their apprenticeship decision making and selection processes. It’s our belief that quality career exploration leads to exceptional apprenticeship experiences and ultimately to meaningful careers.
The Colorado Technology Association leads a network of companies and professionals fueling Colorado's economy, through technology. The association provides opportunities for the community to connect and gain new insights with more than 50 educational programs, forums and signature events a year. Since 2001, the APEX Awards have been recognizing Colorado’s technology excellence, highlighting remarkable leaders and innovators. Couragion received the APEX award in 2016 for Startup of the Year by the Colorado Technology Association.
mindSpark Learning a nonprofit committed to elevating and evolving education through educators. They offer customized professional learning experiences for educators at every level of education, and support them with fresh, unexpected and innovative practices built to increase student engagement and future career awareness. The mindSpark Learning team is creative, experienced and mighty, yet do not believe they will change the education landscape single-handedly. mindSpark Learning is profoundly grateful for the many committed and talented partners who make up the mindSpark Learning network – and Couragion is proud to counted amongst their key partnerships.
Ten80 develops and publishes K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum, trains educators in the art of STEM & organizes events that motivate students to engage and learn over time. Ten80 provides curriculum for courses, clubs, & camps as well as Project-Based Learning Student STEM Challenges. We met up with Ten80 at one of their Regional STEM challenges to get a birds’ eye view into their amazing programs. See how they can help build or support your existing STEM programs!