change public education, for all.

For the last few years, you’ve contributed to TAF on GiveBIG, helping us to transform Boze Elementary using our STEMbyTAF academic model, open our new school TAF@Saghalie to serve an additional 400 students, and bring aboard 129 teachers of color to improve educator diversity in Washington state.

Now, we have the chance to do even more.

During the final GiveBIG on May 9th, we’re asking you to invest again in TAF – an organization that is doing the hard work of partnering with public school districts to create more equitable academic environments for all. We’re tackling inequity from all levels, impacting students, teachers, school districts, and even the industries that will eventually hire our talented graduates.

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Over the next year, we plan to add an additional three schools to our STEMbyTAF portfolio, induct an additional 21 teachers of color into our Martinez Fellowship, and create more enriching career-connected STEM learning opportunities to our current 820 students.

We can do so much more with your help.

(Schedule your donation as early as April 26th.)

get a givebig giveaway.*

We’ve got big goals this year, and you can help us reach them. Here is what we’re working to do to impact more students, and what you can receive in return for your support:

  • $150 donation per student, will ensure all 700 6-12th-grade TAF@Saghalie students can participate in a Robotics, Engineering, or Design course every school day.
    Also, the first 75 donations of $150 will receive a pair of TAF branded earbuds and a special notebook!
  • A donation of $375 will cover another year of School Transformation for a student, helping us to further transform Boze Elementary by integrating more art into our STEAM program, improving education technology, and creating a fully-outfitted maker space to spur creativity and innovation.
    Additionally, the first 25 donations of $375 will receive a commemorative TAF mug.
  • A donation of $800 will cover one year of critical professional development and support for teachers of color to create educational environments that mirror its students.
    You’ll also receive a vintage TAF tote bag.
  • With a donation of $1,500, you will receive a free 4-hour rental in the Assembly Room at Bethaday Community Learning Space.**
  • With a donation of $2,500, you will receive a free 4-hour rental in the Multipurpose Room at Bethaday Community Learning Space.***

*Restrictions apply: Limited quantity of giveaways available (Earbuds and Notebooks – Qty. 75, TAF Mug – Qty. 25, Assembly Room rental – 3, Multipurpose Room rental – 3). First qualifying donations will receive giveaways. Donor receives highest valued qualified giveaway item available until quantities are depleted.
**Assembly Room fair market value is $240.00
***Multipurpose Room fair market value is $480.00

TAF is a nonprofit with a mission to equip students of color for success in college and life through the power of an interdisciplinary STEM education and supportive relationships.

our programs.


Formerly known as TAF Academy, our 6-12th grade neighborhood STEM school is the first and only public school in Washington State co-managed by a non-profit.

school transformation

We partner with public schools to create academic environments that eliminate race-based disparity in academic achievement and promote the highest level of learning and teacher leadership using our STEMbyTAF model.

martinez fellowship

We provide and support multiple pathways to a teaching degree for teachers of color in order to improve teacher diversity and retention in Washington State.

here’s what our community says.

You only have to give kids one opportunity, and they will make the most of it.

A lot of kids don’t have those opportunities. One thing I learned from TAF was when you have that chance, take it, go for it, give it your 100 percent.

– Cameron Sharpe, TAF alumni

Since TAF has come here, we have so many people coming in from the community. Just last year, we had some amazing people come to our school.

Things I’ve never done are happening at Boze because TAF is here.

– Julie Dickmann, Teacher at Boze Elementary

As a teacher of color, it can get hard sometimes, and sometimes we just need another teacher of color to say. “Hey, we can do this, it’s worth it, and we’re going to survive.” TAF provides a network of educators that get it, and I can lean on for support.

– Ji Hea Shin, Martinez Fellow

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