To increase the number of Black, Latinx and women Philadelphians going into STEM careers by 2030.
100% of STEM careers in Philadelphia are demographically
proportional to the population of working-age Philadelphians.
Achieving our Vision
This 10-year collaborative effort aims to bring together Philadelphia schools, out-of-school time providers, universities and colleges, businesses, employers, local government and the philanthropic community using a collective impact approach to identify and close gaps confronting individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM.
Hear From Our Youth
The "Hear From Our Youth" campaign has created a space on PSEC's social media platform for young students of Philadelphia a platform to share their interests, future aspirations, and why they're passionate about STEM. We believe that by showcasing the diverse voices and perspectives of our youth, we can inspire more students to pursue STEM careers and achieve our 2030 goal.
Click HERE to join the campaign!
"I plan to learn as much as possible in college! After I graduate, i want to specialize in Zoology and learn more about how animals interact with their environment. By completing many internships and jobs pertaining to wildlife and the environment, I will live my life to the fullest and with intention!"
Jermikah Pakinson, College Freshman
Achieving Large -Scale Change through Collective Impact Involves 5 Key Conditions for Shared Success
Collecting data and measuring results consistently across all participants ensures efforts remain aligned and participants hold each other accountable
All participants have a shared vision for change including a common understanding of the problem and a joint approach to solving it through agreed upon actions
Mutually Reinforcing Activities
Participant activities must be differentiated while still being coordinated through a mutually reinforcing plan of action
Consistent and open communication is needed across the many players to build trust, assure mutual objectives, and appreciate common motivation
Creating and managing collective impact requires a separate organization with staff and a specific set of skills to serve as the backbone for the entire initiative and coordinate participating organizations and agencies
Source: Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work, 2012; FSG Interviews
Collective impact is a network of community members, organizations, and institutions who advance equity by learning together, aligning, and integrating their actions to achieve population and systems level change. It brings people together in a structured way to achieve social change. Collective Impact Forum