Every student deserves access to a high-quality public education, regardless of race, neighborhood or income.
That’s why TAF (Technology Access Foundation) has worked to improve access to STEM and technology fields for students of color and underrepresented communities for the past twenty years.
Our work has spanned from running after-school programs, opening our own school, partnering with school districts and training education professionals to utilize our STEMbyTAF academic model. Through our efforts, we know that all students are capable of success – with the right support and resources.
Right now, there is a huge deficit of qualified candidates to fill Washington State’s STEM and tech jobs. Of the professionals that are in the industry, only a slim margin is of color.
At TAF, we’re educating an untapped pipeline of future STEM and technology leaders. Our students are working to solve real-world problems now. We know that they are capable of leading the world, and we’re committed to making it happen.
We tackle public education through our four core programs, using our best practices in STEM education and project-based learning to ensure students receive the 21st-century skills and industry exposure they need to create the world they envision – personally, communally, nationally and globally.
TAF@Saghalie (formerly TAF Academy) is a 6-12th grade STEM-focused public neighborhood school co-managed by a nonprofit and school district in Washington State. See how STEM-focused project-based learning inspires our future industry leaders.
In-line with our mission to provide the highest quality of education to minority and low-income students, we’ve scaled our STEMbyTAF academic model used at our academy to partner with public schools and effectively reach more students.
TAF provides professional development services and STEMbyTAF training for educators and administrators committed to innovation and the integration of STEM and technology within the classroom.
Our commitment to equitable education doesn’t end with students. The Martinez Fellowship aims to close the opportunity gap by recruiting and retaining more teachers of color in Washington State.
through direct service and teacher development
of TAF@Saghalie graduates that applied
of experience educating students
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