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Benjamin Todd Jealous Joins Level Playing Field Institute Board of Directors

 

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CONTACT: Bianca Escalante, Associate Director of Development

Level Playing Field Institute Awarded $500K Grant from National Science Foundation

National Science FoundationThe Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI) has been awarded a grant of $528,161 from the National Science Foundation Computing Education for the 21st Century (CE21) program to increase access to and success in computer science education for underrepresented youth of color.

Van Jones to Moderate Panel on MOOCs hosted by LPFI at 2013 Fairness Matters Forum

Van JonesYou are invited to spend an evening engaged in thoughtful dialogue. On November 7, 2013, the Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI) will host its annual Fairness Matters Forum at Google (San Francisco). Our exciting panel topic is "Downloading Opportunities: The Real Impact of MOOCs and Other Online Learning Platforms on STEM Equity"! This debate-style forum will examine the recent popularity of online learning tools, namely massive open online courses (MOOCs) and the impact that these approaches have on educational equity, particularly as they relate to STEM fields and underrepresented students.

The panel is to be moderated by Co-host of CNN's Crossfire and President of Rebuild the Dream Van Jones. Confirmed panelists include: Dan Garcia, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer SOE in the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department at UC Berkeley; Sergio Sandoval, 3rd year Summer Math & Science Honors Academy (SMASH) Scholar; and Julia Stiglitz, Director of Business Development for Coursera with more to be announced; Tressie McMillan Cottom, Ph.D. Candidate, covers education debates for Slate Magazine; Raymond Ravaglia, Associate Dean and Director of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies and founder of Stanford University's Online High School.

LPFI Profiled on Giving Library

 

In this video for Giving Library, LPFI Executive Director Jarvis Sulcer, Ph.D. explains our mission to improve equity in STEM education and create a pipeline of students of color that will increase diversity in the STEM fields.

LPFI Receives 2012 Silicon Valley Education Foundation STEM Innovation Award

The Silicon Valley Education Foundation honored LPFI with a STEM Innovation Award at its Pioneers & Purpose (P&P) on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 during which sponsors, advisors, and partners celebrated the progress made in education over the past year.

LPFI's Celebrate Women Campaign

To celebrate Women’s History Month and launch our first ever Celebrate Women Campaign, LPFI would like to highlight some of the young women from our Summer Math and Science Honors (SMASH) program. We have no doubt that at least a few, if not all, of these young women will make history some day.

Join our Team

 

LPFI is seeking to hire individuals that will contribute to our larger aim of developing our scholars to be STEM practitioners who are critically-aware and oriented toward social justice, equipped to employ their STEM knowledge and skills for the betterment of their local, national and global communities.

LPFI receives $25K Google RISE award to expand computer science curriculum

LPFI was announced as one of the global recipients of the highly competitive Google RISE award on Google’s blog last week. In receiving this award, LPFI joined an impressive group of 30 organizations across 18 countries. 

The Level Playing Field Awarded a $200,000 Grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation

LPFI is thrilled to announce the receipt of a generous $200,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.  This multi-year grant was awarded in support of our SMASH programs at USC and UCLA. With this funding, LPFI aims to expand academic year offerings and triple the number of Southern California scholars served over the next two years.  

SMASH Academy Featured in Microsoft's Catalyst Magazine

Catalyst Magazine, a quarterly publication by Microsoft's Corporate Citizenship Program, recently featured LPFI's SMASH Academy as a model STEM education program unique in its focus on social justice.

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