Grant to increase STEM access for underrepresented groups

The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity’s (NAPE) Education Foundation has received a $100,000 grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc., as part of the Innovation Generation grants program.

Through the Motorola grant, NAPE’s STEM Equity Pipeline will provide intensive professional development to 150 administrators, counselors, and faculty to implement research-based practices designed to increase access, success, and post-secondary transition of girls and other underrepresented groups in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Last year, NAPE received a Motorola Solutions Foundation local grant to work with five high schools in the Illinois Unified School District 46 in Elgin, IL. Based on the successful outcomes of that grant program, the 2012 grant will provide resources for continuing the work in Elgin, Illinois; Sacramento, California; and San Jose, California