Today we are highlighting our collaborators - organizations that serve on our National Champions Board and collaborate with the NGCP at the national level to better inform and equip us to do the work we do to support practitioners across the United States.
Aerospace Industries Association
The Aerospace Industries Association represents the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military, and business aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aircraft systems, space systems, aircraft engines, missiles, materiel and related components, equipment, services and information technology. Today, more than 300 major aerospace and defense companies and their suppliers are members of the association.
The Afterschool Alliance is working to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs. The nation's leading voice for afterschool, the Afterschool Alliance is the only organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for more afterschool investments.
The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC)
ASTC is a nonprofit organization of science centers and museums dedicated to furthering public engagement with science among increasingly diverse audiences. ASTC encourages excellence and innovation in informal science learning by serving and linking its members worldwide and advancing their common goals.
Esri GIS (geographic information systems) and geographical problem solving are being used everyday by millions of persons in thousands of occupations to tackle issues in our communities and across the globe. Since 1992, the Esri GIS education program has advanced critical thinking in STEM and related fields in formal and informal education
via software, data, curriculum, and training opportunities and collaborations.
At Google, we believe in the power of the web to help people discover, connect, and learn. Education lies at the very core of our company's mission "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." We think students should not just be consumers of information, but co-creators of it. They should take an active role in developing the technology that will shape their futures. Learning should be magical for students and they should be inspired to take ownership of their learning.
Microsoft has supported the National Girls Collaborative from the very beginning. At Microsoft, we believe that diversity enriches our performance and products, the communities where we live and work, and the lives of our employees. As our workforce evolves to reflect the growing diversity of our communities and the global marketplace, our efforts to understand, value, and incorporate difference become increasingly important.
The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE)
NAPE is a consortium of state and local agencies, corporations, and national organizations committed to the advancement of equity and diversity in classrooms and workplaces. NAPE strives to achieve its mission of creating and promoting greater gender balance and diversity in the workforce; assuring equity in education for women, men, and special populations; being a strong voice in advocating for legislation that protects access, equity, and diversity in the classroom and the workforce.
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
NCWIT is a non-profit community of more than 300 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase women's participation in technology and computing. NCWIT helps organizations recruit, retain, and advance women from K-12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers by providing community, evidence, and action.
National Research Center for College and University Admissions (NRCCUA)
NRCCUA has been building educational bridges between college-bound high school students, high school educators and college admissions officers for almost 40 years. NRCCUA conducts the largest nationwide survey of high school students and operates the nation's largest college and career planning program.
We appreciate the contributions of all of our National Champions Board members. Please check out the complete list of our valuable National Champions Board and the organizations they represent.
Collaboration isn't always easy, but the potential is great. We encourage you to be open to the possibilities and take advantage of the resources and opportunities NGCP and our partners provide. As one NGCP participant aptly stated, "It's nice to know you're not working toward a goal alone."
Additional resources on collaboration can be found in the Exemplary Practices section of the NGCP website, including archived webinars about creating collaborations and a list of Best Practices in Creating Successful Collaborations.