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Refreshing the NACME Strategy—Connectivity 2020

June 16, 2016

 

We are actively engaged in executing the new NACME strategy, Connectivity 2020, approved by the Board of Directors in January 2016. Connectivity 2020 encompasses two areas of focus: Core Business and Community Partnership Model.

Core Business is defined as Scholarships, University Relations, and Research; and the new NACME Career Center: Internships and Full-Time Hires. The Core Business components are executed via Direct Engagement. Through execution in the Core Business sphere, NACME directs its time and resources towards increasing the representation of successful African-American, American Indian, and Latino young women and men graduating with bachelor’s degrees in engineering and computer science. NACME also works to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in internship positions and full-time jobs with NACME Board Companies.

The Community Partnership Model offers the opportunity for Collective Impact through strategic collaborations with other NPOs, educational and governmental institutions, and corporations. These collaborations will permit us to influence the Pre-College STEM Pathway and Policy via Indirect Engagement.

NACME is actively building its network of corporate leaders to assist us in executing this strategy. Our corporate partners can play a key role in supporting underrepresented minority student retention and success in STEM education. We invite you to join us as we continue on this journey to change the trajectory for African American, American Indian, and Latino women and men, and ensure an engineering workforce that looks like America.

We continue to be proud of the academic achievements of our NACME Scholars. Eighty-three (83) percent of our students graduate with an average GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Even more remarkable is the 79.1 percent six-year graduation rate earned by our NACME Scholars. NACME supports these high-performing students with its college-to-career programs.

Join us and together we will shift the paradigm.                           

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