OUR MISSION: TAF equips students of color for success in college and life through the power of a STEM education.

About TAF

TAF is a nonprofit leader in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. We use STEM as a tool for realizing social change and educational equality in communities of color and those with low income. Our targeted approach leverages in-school and out-of-school learning to address longstanding historical inequities for students of color, yet cultivates leadership and citizenship inALL students toward equity.

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TAF has successfully offered technology-based programs for Greater Seattle’s students of color since 1996. Co-founders Trish Millines Dziko and Jill Hull Dziko shared a desire to create more opportunities for students of color to engage with STEM disciplines and to prepare them for college-level study and professional roles in those fields. With overwhelming community support for their idea, they started the Technology Access Foundation.


  • Commitment to Students
  • Support for Authentic, Lasting Education Reform
  • Work with Impact
  • Continuous Improvement and Learning
  • Strategic and Collaborative Leadership and Partnerships
  • Fiscal Responsibility and Sound Business Ethics

Strategic Goals

  • Graduate students from high school with advanced preparation for STEM majors and careers
  • Build the capacity of teachers and educators to improve STEM education
  • Build public-private partnerships to increase underserved communities’ access and awareness to STEM education and related industries

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